Wal-Mart Kidnapper In Court 16 Jun 12

A Worthington woman accused of attempting to kidnap an employee at the New Ulm Wal-Mart this week before allegedly claiming there was a bomb in the store made her first appearance in court on Friday. 37-year-old Elisheba Joy Swett has been charged with kidnapping, 2nd-degree attempted robbery, 5th-degree assault, terroristic threats and theft in Brown County Court. New Ulm Police took her into custody Thursday evening after she allegedly forced a Wal-Mart associate from the New Ulm store and claimed she had planted a bomb in the building. The threat prompted an hour-and-a-half long evacuation while the store was searched, but no bomb was found. Swett’s bail has been set at $100,000, and her next appearance in court is scheduled for July 10th.