Police: Man threatened to blow up Coastland Center mall

Albert Sellers

Albert Sellers

A Marco Island man was arrested this week after authorities say he threatened to blow up a mall kiosk over a cellphone dispute.

Albert Edward Sellers, 71, of the 400 block of Tarpon Court, is facing a charge of threatening to discharge a destructive device.

Naples officers were dispatched to the T-Mobile kiosk at the Coastland Center mall shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday after an employee said he received a threatening phone call from a customer, according to an arrest report. The employee contacted his supervisor, who report the threat to police.

The employee said Sellers had called the store upset over an ongoing dispute with the company, according to Robert Young, the Naples detective handling the case. When the employee couldn’t help him, Young said Sellers told the clerk he was going to come down to the store and blow up the business.

Young said the police department dispatched officers to the mall to check out the severity of the threat and determined no one was in danger.

According to reports, Young contacted Sellers, who said he was upset because the company sent his unpaid bill to a collections agency and “his credit was going to be ruined.” Marco officers arrested Sellers Friday at his home.

“Whether you are 12 or 71 years old, we treat you all the same,” said Young. “We have to enforce the law.”

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WMissow writes:

Klaus, How many more complaints will you have about the people of Marco Island before you find a place that is more pleasing to you?

In the past you have complained about older citizens, the city council, the people who built the new bridge, the police department, the city manager, code enforcement, MICA and on and on and on.

It seems if one is so dissatisfied about his environment he would find a new place where he can live his life out with the satisfaction of his surroundings and living conditions.

Do yourself this favor. Good luck!

WMissow writes:

Klaus,

Don't get me wrong I just want you to be happy!

WMissow writes:

Klaus,

In reality you are the worst comedy act on Marco, bar none. Maybe Off the Hook should hire you!

Keep on believing you are worth something more than pure side show entertainment if that makes you happy.

Thank you for the most self serving, worthless post of all.

August8 writes:

in response to GorchFock:

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Anyone seen RayPray?

harley98 writes:

Darn it. I was hoping this was Klaus

WMissow writes:

Harley, I do not believe you will have a problem getting a "second" for that.

WMissow writes:

As usual, if anyone disagrees with you they must be the same person. The truth of the matter is mostly everyone disagrees with you.

Does your hat fit?

LadueVGilleo writes:

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WMissow writes:

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August8 writes:

in response to harley98:

Darn it. I was hoping this was Klaus

I don't know, I see the picture and my thoughts are Klaus is probably not that cute?????

26yearsonmarco writes:

in response to GorchFock:

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WMissow writes:

Klaus,

Paranoia is "thinking" the world is against you, intelligence is "knowing" the world is against you.

Are you a thinker or knower?

LadueVGilleo writes:

in response to GorchFock:

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Yeah, Klaus, you're a winner all right! For once no one is going to argue with you about that!!

26yearsonmarco writes:

If this guy had a Verizon phone the NSA would have been all over him allot sooner.

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