Woman Makes Oakwood Bomb Threat, Tells Dearborn Police 'It's Just Words'

The following information was supplied by the Dearborn Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Dearborn police responded to the Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center last week on reports of a bomb threat.

According to police reports, security personnel at Oakwood contacted police on Monday, Nov. 26, after being forwarded the audio recording of a phone call between an employee and an Oakwood patient.

Police listened to the conversation, in which the woman who made the threat identified herself by name, social security number, birthdate, address and Oakwood account number. She and the employee began discussing a bill that the woman received, which led to heated remarks.

According to the police report, the woman was recorded saying, "I'm gonna kill you guys, literally," and "It's gonna be a lesson to you." The woman was then heard asking the employee if she worked at Oakwood; the employee replied yes, to which the woman replied, "Just where I'm gonna bomb."

Police spoke to the woman at her home in Dearborn Heights, where she admitted to making threats after becoming upset over the bill, which she thought her insurance was going to pay.

She told police officers that she didn't think it was a big deal, reportedly saying, "People make threats all the time. It's just words."

Police did not arrest the woman, but told her that was not to have any contact with Oakwood until further notification. Police said they planned to investigate further, and were attempting to locate the employee the woman had spoken with.

For questions on this crime report, email dearborn@patch.com.

Kent Gartner December 03, 2012 at 11:37 PM
This means it's cool for me to shout fire in random public locations, because oh well there just words.....this woman's a dolt and needs to be corrected for her action.Perhaps some other word's such as guilty will have better meaning to her.
Millie December 04, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Not arrested? Are you kidding me? At the very least mental evaluation is in order.
Paula Rivera-Kerr December 04, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Though the threat was idle, Oakwood's security team took immediate action to engage the Dearborn Police and ensure all patients , employees and visitors were safe.
Cynthia December 04, 2012 at 03:26 PM
She needs to be taken into custody and have some fines to PAY!! That Oakwood employee was doing their job, no need for that abuse ! Also the tax dollars used for her ignorance !
R Jafri December 04, 2012 at 03:36 PM
It is ridiculous and dangerous that an adult woman, having threatened to bomb a hospital and kill people, is not behind bars.


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