Louisiana man accused of detonating explosive to extort $10K


ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) – A Louisiana man was arrested and accused of detonating a pipe bomb in an attempt to scare and extort a pay-day loan business for $10,000.

A Department of Justice press release says 37-year-old Daniel Dewayne Aikens was charged with extortion. A criminal complaint says Aikens told an employee of PayDay Today that he lost a set of keys.

The release says while the employee was in the parking lot looking for the keys, a device exploded in a trash can near the building. Aikens told the employee he caused the explosion and demanded $10,000 in cash.

Aikens was discharged from his position as a commissioned officer in the Louisiana National Guard. It’s unclear whether Aikens has an attorney.

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