A big box store in the Detroit suburbs was evacuated on November 30 after a man made a comment about terror group ISIS, also known as the Islamic State.
The Meijer store in Sterling Heights was evacuated and police rushed in after a customer made a comment that an employee thought was threatening.
A customer was talking to a clerk when he said “You ever heard of ISIS?” He then left his backpack in a shopping cart in the parking lot, reported Local 4.
The employee called the police, and a bomb squad was brought in. But no threat was found and no arrests have been made.
Investigators say it appears to be a “big misunderstanding.”
According to Fox, the clerk and customer were having a conversation about recent events including ISIS and the shopper had just bought a new backpack. He asked if he could leave his old backpack behind, and she said that was fine.
“He asked if he could leave his old backpack and she said no problem. Another employee brought it in and left it with lost and found,” Lt. Dave Smith said. “The backpack was not suspicious, it was flat. It was apparent there was nothing in there.”
But when the employee got home, she went on Facebook and posted about the interaction, and friends and family recommended she contact the police.