hauler was arrested March 29 after making bomb threats at a
Pennsylvania truckstop. The Ephrata Township travel plaza was
evacuated as a bomb squad searched the area, stranding many
Regis, a Haitian immigrant, threatened to "kill as many
Americans as he could by blowing up the truckstop," the
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal reported. Regis also said "America
messed with the wrong country." He made the threats after
pulling his rig into the plaza with a flat tire.
that heard Regis on his CB reportedly asked where he was parked.
Regis gave his location and once the trucker found the rig he
arrested a short time later after he exited the truck. He later
denied making the threats and told authorities he was framed
by people who had been following him for three months, according
to the newspaper.
say it is unclear why Regis allegedly threatened to blow up
the truckstop. A search of the area by a bomb-detonation team
turned up nothing.
reportedly charged Regis with terroristic threats and bomb threats,
both misdemeanors, and jailed him on $1 million bond. A preliminary
hearing was scheduled for Friday, April 5.