Suspicious bag outside Apple Store turns out to be apples
Tualatin police shut down the Bridgeport Village shopping complex for three hours Tuesday morning after employees at the Apple Store found a message inscribed on a store window and an accompanying suspicious package.
Sgt. Nate Cooper of the Tualatin Police Department said someone had written on the front window, "Timmy, close the back door," possibly a reference to Apple CEO Tim Cook. An arrow pointed down to a bag left outside the store, which was closed and locked because of the COVID-19 pandemic but had employees working in the back.
Cooper said the Portland Police Bureau's bomb squad was contacted to check out the bag. Tigard police were also at the scene.
"At the outset, it was a suspicious package but it turned out there were just (red) apples left inside of it," said Cooper. "Apparently, what we're assuming, is that she was trying to make a statement to Apple themselves."
Cooper said they later found the woman, who was identified as Amity Johnson, 47, on Greenburg Road in Tigard after tracking down the TriMet bus she was seen leaving on.
"It appears she had some mental issues. She didn't want to talk about (the incident)," said Cooper.
Johnson was issued citations for criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
Cooper said although there was little activity at Bridgeport Village due to shutdowns related to COVID-19, the complex was closed for about three hours.
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