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Report: Man charged with attempting to plant bombs in Target stores


Target Corp. is the central player in a drama that even Hollywood wouldn’t dream

A Florida man has been charged with plotting to bomb Target stores along the East Coast — an attempt to cheapen the company’s stock.

Charles Barnett of Ocala, Florida, asked a law enforcement informant to put homemade bombs disguised as packages of pasta, stuffing mix and breakfast bars on Target store shelves from Florida to New York state, Reuters reported.

Barnett expected the company’s stock value would plunge after the explosions, allowing him to cheaply acquire shares of Target stock before an eventual rebound in prices, according to the report.

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