Miami woman charged with making bomb threat to Department of Children and Families headquarters

Posted at 6:58 AM, Nov 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-08 06:58:29-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a woman called in a bomb threat to the Florida Department of Children and Families.

The Tallahassee Democrat reports that 33-year-old Paulletta Higgins was booked into Miami-Dade County Jail Saturday and charged with falsely reporting a bomb, making harassing phone calls and falsely reporting a crime.

Court records show Higgins called the state office in Tallahassee in June to request a hearing for refusal of food assistance. Authorities say Higgins, who called DCF about 100 times that day, told employees a bomb was set to go off in five minutes.

Security officials at the building didn't feel the need to evacuate.

Higgins remained in jail on an out-of-county warrant. Jail records didn't list an attorney.