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Michael V. Depew arrested on charges of threatening employees at Warren County Rite Aid

Published On: Jan 07 2013 01:52:22 PM EST

A man upset that he couldn't cash a money order threatened to shoot up a Warren County, N.J. drug store.

Lopatcong Twp., police said Michael Depew, 35, of the 200 block of Red School Lane in Phillipsburg, became irate when Rite Aid employees told him he couldn't cash the money order.

Police arrived at the Rite Aid, located at 755 Memorial Parkway, around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.


Store employees told police that Depew made a scene and he told store employees he was going to come back and shoot the place up, starting with the store manager.

Depew left the store, but a short time later, police said he phoned the pharmacy manager and again threatened to return and shoot everyone, starting with her.

With a detailed description of Depew from employees, and identifying him from store surveillance video, police arrested Depew at his home.

He was taken to the Warren County Jail under $7500 bail.

He's charged with making terroristic threats.