A man faces charges for phoning in a bomb threat to a Milford dealership as a distraction so he could steal a truck.
Police said Dylan Esposito, 43, of Killingworth, had stolen a key to a 2017 Chevy Silverado from Chevrolet of Milford on Bridgeport Avenue beforehand.
Around 12:15 p.m. on Monday, police said he phoned in the threat from a local restaurant during which he claimed there was a bomb at the Chevy dealership.
Officers said they cleared the dealership. The state police bomb squad later determined that there was no bomb.
During the course of the evacuation, someone told police that there was a suspicious individual in the parking lot.
Esposito was found in the area.
Police later confirmed that it was was Esposito who placed the phone call.
While in custody, police found that the suspect was in possession of a firearm and that he does not have a valid Connecticut pistol permit.
Investigators said they also learned that following the theft of the key, Esposito planned to use the 911 call as a distraction so he could make off with the truck.
He was charged with carrying a firearm without a permit, first-degree threatening, sixth-degree larceny and first-degree criminal attempted larceny.
Esposito was released on a $10,000 bond and scheduled to face a judge in Milford on July 12.
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