Michael Skupin is ready to talk.
The ex-contestant said in a statement:
The 54-year-old explained that he's turning to religion following his arrest, adding:
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Ugh! This terrifying week just won't seem to end!
This afternoon a man walked into the most improbable place imaginable — a Hooters right in the heart of Hollywood — claiming to be in possession of a bomb!!!
Directly across the street from the infamous
Grauman's TCL Chinese Theater and just a block away from The Kodak Dolby Theater where this years Oscars took place, a man entered the restaurant and started screaming about having a bomb in his lunch box!!
A spokesperson for the LAPD said:
"He indicated he went into the restaurant and said he had a lunch pail, and in there was a bomb. He left that behind and from there, everybody scrambled and called the police."
Yikes!!! Who does that?!
Businesses have since been evacuated and, according to local news tweets, officers are still investigating the situation:
HOOTERS UPDATE: Suspect still in restaurant, LAPD says. Officers are assessing the situation
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) April 19, 2013
We sincerely hope everyone pulls through this safely!!
UPDATE: The suspect allegedly told responding police he "was joking," but LAPD's bomb squad continues to sweep the restaurant for any threat.
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