Man charged after allegedly threatening to blow up Newport News pawn shop

Posted at 4:26 PM, Feb 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-26 16:27:38-05

Police say on Saturday, Feb. 23rd at around 6:55 p.m. they went to Mario’s Pawn Shop on Jefferson Avenue after receiving a report about a customer who had allegedly become disorderly and threatened to burn down the store.

Police say the store’s owner told them the suspect became disorderly after he was told he would be charged for service to his cell phone and threatened to blow up the store. The owner stated to police that he had previously banned Clinton from the property before.

Clinton was then arrested and charged with one count each of threats to bomb or burn and trespassing.