Pharmacist Threatened with Explosives During Robbery

A Delaware man warned a Walgreens pharmacist that he would blow himself up with explosives if she did not comply with his demands for prescription pills.

A Delaware man warned a Walgreens pharmacist that he would blow himself up with explosives if she did not comply with his demands for prescription pills.

Curtis Kuhn, 26, of Lewes, Delaware was charged with first-degree attempted robbery, attempted theft of a controlled substance, and 2 counts of terroristic threatening, Cape Gazette reported.

The incident occurred at a Kent County Walgreens on the morning of January 2, 2016.

Kuhn allegedly gave the pharmacist a note that said she must provide Percocet and Xanax in a bag. If she did not, he threatened to detonate the explosives that were strapped to his body, causing harm to others around him, as well.

He also informed the pharmacist that people waiting for him in a car in the pharmacy’s parking lot were pressuring him to do this.

Police arrived within 3 minutes of a call to 911, and Kuhn was arrested without incident. Police also determined that Kuhn did not have explosives, and there was no one waiting for him outside.

The pharmacist and an employee at the counter were unharmed, police told Cape Gazette.

Kuhn was committed to a correctional center on a $27,000 secured bond, and he is not allowed to frequent any Walgreens in Delaware.