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Utah woman told to reschedule threatens to shoot up dental office, charges say

A Saratoga Springs woman who police say was late to her children’s dentist appointments and didn’t want to reschedule has been charged with a felony for allegedly threatening to shoot up the dentist’s office.
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PROVO — A Saratoga Springs woman who police say was late to her children’s dentist appointments and didn’t want to reschedule has been charged with a felony for allegedly threatening to shoot up the dentist’s office.

Linda Patricia Morford, 43, was charged Tuesday in 4th District Court with making a terroristic threat, a second-degree felony.

On Aug. 29, Morford called a dental office because her sons were an hour late for their appointments, according to charging documents.

“When told she would need to reschedule the appointment, defendant became very upset. Defendant told the receptionist that sometimes in these situations ‘gun people come in and shoot everyone.’ She then told the receptionist that if they rescheduled them again, even if they are late, ‘she would come in and kill everybody’ ... and that she might do it that afternoon ‘because she was super angry’ and told them to ‘watch out,’” the charges state.

Morford’s comments were recorded and provided to police. Because of her statement, the dentist office went into a lockdown mode, according to charging documents, and police escorted employees to their cars.