Published: Oct 16, 2010 9:55 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 16, 2010 6:55 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers police have arrested a man for threatening to blow up a Home Depot store.

Officers were called to the Home Depot on Forum Boulevard on Saturday morning, after reports of a man acting suspiciously inside the store while attempting to return items without a receipt.  Management asked Gary Palarczyk, 40, of Lehigh Acres, to leave the store, and he became irate.

An hour later, police were called back to the store after management received a bomb threat from Palarczyk.  Managers say he threatened to blow up the business because he was thrown out.

Police say Palarczyk confessed after being arrested for making a false report of a bomb.