A phone extortionist from Jamaica was apparently displeased when his first phone scam was rejected by a 90-year-old Solon man.
So his second scam attempt was a threat, according to Solon Police.
On Sept. 14, the Solon resident received a call saying he won a car and should expect some money in his bank account. The Solon man said he wasn't interested.
The extortionist was undeterred, according to a police report.
He called the Solon man back and told him to go to Walmart and put $200 on a prepaid card. He said he was watching the man's house and would bomb it if the he didn't follow orders.
The Solon man went to Walmart and told an employee what was happening, who got in touch with the police.
Solon Police searched the residence, and found nothing. The call was traced to Jamaica.