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Man threatens to “shoot up” Geneva bank when forced to pay for ride

GENEVA – An Ohio man has landed himself in jail for threatening to shoot up a Geneva bank, Tuesday morning.

According to the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office, 50-year-old Martin Balderas-Colorado of Dayton, Ohio finished roguing in the area and was trying to catch a ride back to Texas. His ride requested Balderas-Colorado to pay $100 before getting transported to Texas. Balderas-Colorado refused to pay, believing they were trying to “rob” him and called 911. During the phone call to authorities, he stated he was “shooting up” a bank in Geneva in hopes of a quick response by authorities, afraid that his ride was going to leave without him. Balderas-Colorado never mentioned to authorities that he believed he was being robbed.

The Fillmore County Sheriff’s arrived moments later to the men standing outside of the bank and arrested Balderas-Colorado. He was charged with Terroristic Threats and Disturbing the Peace. No gun was found. The Nebraska State Patrol also responded.

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