COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A man who allegedly threatened to blow up a South Loop gym told an employee at X-Sports Fitness that he wasn't afraid to die because there was a "Bentley waiting for him in heaven," prosecutors said.
Laron Holt, 30, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and making a false bomb threat Wednesday after "causing a disturbance" at the South Loop fitness center.
Cook County State's Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said that when Holt, a member of the fitness center, was asked to leave the X-Sports, 819 S. State St., he refused and started repeatedly yelling expletives.
"Get out of my face f--ker," he yelled, according to court documents, and then continued to shout "F--k you for an extended period of time."
When Holt was threatened with arrest, he said, "Go ahead, I am going to detonate this place anyway," adding that he "wasn't afraid to die because there was a Bentley waiting for him in heaven."
Holt, of the 11300 block of South Woodlawn Avenue, later denied threatening to blow up the fitness center, according to court records. The Chicago Police Department's bomb unit also determined he had no explosives in his possession.
Cook County Judge Laura Sullivan ordered Holt held on $20,000 bond.