In light of a call made to the Frontier Mall Wednesday night warning of what turned out to be nonexistent bombs, Cheyenne Police are reminding people such calls are a felony punishable by up to three years in prison.

Officer Dan Long says it doesn't matter whether the threat is legitimate or not, simply making such a threat is illegal.  He says obviously if a real bomb has been planted additional charges would also apply, but in any case the calls are no joke to police, who will do their best to arrest such callers.

He points out such calls waste the department's time and money on what usually turns out to be a false alarm. But since police can't assume the threat is bogus, they must investigate such calls to ensure public safety.