Thief Behind Pharmacy Bomb Threat Heads to Court

February 4, 2015
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor

A Hawaii man who allegedly threatened to blow up a pharmacy last fall has been found fit to proceed in his court case, according to West Hawaii Today.

A Hawaii man who allegedly threatened to blow up a pharmacy last fall has been found fit to proceed in his court case, according to West Hawaii Today.

After doctors deemed Phillip Wayne Hart, 55, capable of moving forward with the Kona District Court case, the man waived a preliminary hearing, so the case will move to 3rd Circuit Court for future proceedings, West Hawaii Today reported.

Back in October 2014, Kona police arrived at Mina Pharmacy to learn that a man had threatened to blow up the store if he did not get the drugs he demanded. Kona police later found Hart, who had fled on foot with drugs that were not identified. Hart was discovered on the property of a nearby condominium, according to West Hawaii Today.

A number of preliminary hearings had been scheduled for October 2014, but doctors needed more time to examine Hart, who is currently being held at a correctional center.

Hart is expected to enter his pleas to second-degree robbery involving threats on February 5, 2015, West Hawaii Today reported.