Homeless man behind bars after Galleria Mall bomb scare
A homeless man is now behind bars after he allegedly left a stolen suitcase in the Galleria Mall over the weekend, prompting the evacuation of the entire building when police discovered the suitcase, thinking it was a bomb. Police say John Samuels reported seeing a suspicious man rolling a suitcase and then leaving it in the food court Saturday afternoon, adding that the suitcase sounded like it was ticking. Investigators now say that Samuels made the entire story up, and that he simply stole the suitcase.Samuels had originally claimed that a Middle Eastern-looking person gave him the suitcase and he abandoned it when he noticed it was ticking.
Galleria mall briefly evacuated due to bomb scare