WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WIVB) - A woman was arrested following a bizarre incident Friday afternoon at the Wegmans on Orchard Park Road in West Seneca.
Police were called by store employees around 1:15 p.m. after a woman left a suspicious black backpack near an entrance. An officer examined the bag and was able to find a name on an airline tag, which was also marked with "Kuwait."
An employee led police to the woman, who was sitting in the cafe inside the store. Police questioned the woman, later identified as 48-year-old Sonia Hagains, and say she blurted out, "Have you called the bomb squad yet?"
When officers asked why she left the bag unattended, Hagains responded, "I'll keep doing it, what does it matter to you?"
The bag was determined to be harmless, containing only clothes and personal items. But Hagains was arrested and charged with second degree placing a false bomb and two counts of disorderly conduct.
After being arraigned, she was taken to the Erie County Holding Center on $2,500 bail.
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