Intel hoax bomb caller in court AGAIN over stealing a man’s wallet

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The young man who made the infamous hoax bomb call to Intel last year has appeared in court again.

The hoax call shut down a motorway, disrupted air traffic control and stopped over 3,000 Intel staff from going to work; and the man behind all of it has now admitted to stealing a €5 wallet for a "dare."

Colin Hammond, who is 21-years-old, appeared in court yesterday and admitted that his behaviour was "completely stupid."

Colin was in Pavillions Shopping Centre, Swords when he stole the wallet. He admitted that he had enough money to pay for a new wallet, but took the man's because his friends dared him.

The Independent reported that Judge Dermot Dempsey fined Colin €100 for his actions and also sentenced him to complete 240 hours of community service instead of three months in prison.

This will sit on top of his previous order to complete community service after he admitted to making the false call. 

Colin had been drinking with friends when one of them dared him to make a bomb call because he didn't want to go into work.

He made two 999 calls claiming there were bombs located in Intel, Leixlip which would go off in 12 hours. When asked who was calling, the 21-year-old replied, "Islamic State."

The court heard that Mr Hammond also admitted to the possession of cannabis as well as having it for sale in his home. The drug was found after a search was conducted in his house in Balbriggan following the hoax call.

His solicitor said that although Colin has a good relationship with his family, he "lacked positive role models" while growing up. 

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