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Law firm employee receives worrying call

A Salzmann Law employee on North College Avenue called Bloomington police around 1 p.m. Monday after receiving a concerning phone call.

The man on the other end of the line, she told officers, had a thick Middle Eastern accent and initially asked for a divorce lawyer. 

When she told him the office only had criminal defense attorneys, he asked for one of them.

When she tried to add him to the firm’s schedule, the man reportedly became agitated.

He began to say he wanted to shoot someone and that someone owed him $1 million, she told police. 

It was unclear who he wanted to shoot, and he would not specify, she said.

She gave officers the number that had appeared on caller ID during the call. When they called it, the woman who answered said it was a landline in Pennsylvania. 

Her last name did not match the name of the suspicious caller.

The woman who picked up the phone in Pennsylvania said she started receiving calls asking for a man with the last name Webber around 10:30 a.m. that day. She said no one with that last name lives in the house.

Police said this is likely some kind of scam and it will be difficult — maybe impossible — to track down the caller.

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