69 year old Juan Zigler handed postal clerks a garbled note which threatened to “blow up the hole florida keys”. He then threw an object over the counter which initially looked, to the clerks, like a firecracker of some sort.
They called the Sheriff’s Office and, when Deputy John Keeney arrived, Zigler was still there. He was taken into custody. The object he threw appeared to be some sort of battery with a wire attached to it.
Zigler was charged with making a false report of a bomb and with manufacturing or delivering a hoax bomb. He was booked into jail.