According to the police, a man from Florida made bomb threats while ordering pizza from Papa John’s

Johnny Vega, a 24-year-old man from Florida, was taken into custody for allegedly threatening to bomb a Papa John’s restaurant in Lakeland, situated about 35 miles east of Tampa, during a dispute over pizza order on Wednesday at approximately 1:30 p.m.

After an argument with an employee over the phone, Vega, who identified himself as “Jay,” reportedly threatened to kill the employee and bomb the store.

It is not known what sparked the disagreement between Vega and the employee. The employee shared Vega’s personal information with the police, including his name, phone number, and address.

Vega denied making the threatening call when approached by law enforcement officials.

“Vega provided one of his coworkers phones in an attempt to pass it off as his own when asked to check his phone to see if the phone number matched,” deputies wrote in an arrest report. Vega also allegedly tried to hide his phone in a piece of furniture in a bedroom, deputies said.

“As a result of lying regarding the phone, Vega obstructed the investigation being conducted by the deputies,” the arrest report stated.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office reported that Vega faced charges of false reporting about planting a bomb, tampering with or manufacturing evidence, and resisting an officer without violence.

He was taken into custody and was set to appear in court on Thursday, according to the sheriff’s office.