Raijiv Pandey Says He Called In Bomb Threat Against LIPA To Help His Grandmother

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A man says he phoned in a bomb threat against the Long Island Power Authority to try to get power back to his grandmother’s house after Tropical Storm Irene.

Nassau County police say Raijiv Pandey called a TV station on Friday evening and threatened to place a bomb at a LIPA facility. Investigators searched more than 30 locations but did not find a bomb.

In an interview published Tuesday in the Daily News, Pandey admitted making the call and conceded the consequences could ruin his life.

He was charged with falsely reporting an incident.

The Central Islip resident said was frustrated after repeated calls to LIPA went unanswered

He said his grandmother “was dying of heat” and all her food had spoiled.

Her power was restored Saturday.

How do you feel about LIPA’s response to Irene? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • Dan Te

    Why was He charged with falsely reporting an incident and not making a terroristic threat during a state of emergency?

  • Bullett

    I think he needs a good snake charmer,(aka) good lawyer. Give him some community service, like cleaning the muddy streets created by Irene.

  • Matthew

    WOW this dude is HOT mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • MSavage

    muslime sand monkeys

  • christine

    because that was a smart thing to do…dumba**

  • Surfin Bird

    the name Raijiv Pandey sums it all up.

    just sit back,realx,do the math!

  • Peter

    deport him!!!!!!!!

  • Plasgash Morgavian

    Like she was the only one who was suffering because of lack of power. Lock this anusputz up.

    • mike

      What an ARSE…………he needs to do some time……wasting resources durng a state of emergency is not a good idea

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