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Man arrested after handing out candy at Kingsport park

June 17th, 2013 2:24 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Man arrested after handing out candy at Kingsport park

KINGSPORT — Police responded to Domtar Park following several complaints of a man, "hanging around children and giving them candy."

The suspect, 51, was found at nearby Netherland Inn park and admitted to giving cherries to both children and adults. He then began yelling that they can "burn in hell" for calling the police. The man was told several times to watch his language and calm down, according to a police report, but continued screaming, "burn in hell." He also reached into a pocket several times, telling police he had a bomb. No explosive was located, but he was arrested for disorderly conduct and banned from Domtar Park.

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