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Man Accused Of Making Threat Against Lehi Shopping Center

Aug 10, 2019, 3:57 PM | Updated: 4:20 pm
Colton Cox, age 21...
Colton Cox, age 21

LEHI, Utah – A Draper man was arrested after making an anonymous threat about an upcoming event involving children at a Lehi shopping center.

Officials from the Utah County Sheriff’s Office after 21-year-old Colton Cox was arrested for making terroristic threats, he admitted to making the call as a “prank.”

Administrators from the Outlets at Traverse Mountain told detectives they had a voice mail message around 6:20 a.m. Wednesday.

The message was from a man who officials said seemed to be faking a foreign accent.

In the message, investigators said Cox warned the shopping center’s administrators against holding the event.

If they didn’t cancel, the voice message warned, “Bad news to come to you… you won’t even see it coming.”

Investigators determined the number from the voice message belonged to Cox. He was taken to the Lehi Police Department for questioning.

While listening to the recording, officials said Cox admitted to the call, and said he called the shopping center after seeing billboards on the interstate because he didn’t agree with “their” political views.

Cox was charged with making a threat of terrorism, and booked into the Utah County Jail.

Details on a court date were not available.

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