Lisa Ruberto was charged with reckless endangerment after cops say she called in a phony bomb threat at a Manhattan hotel.
A Long Island woman’s not-so-bright idea to get help with her stolen handbag was a real bomb with cops.
Lisa Ruberto’s day trip to Manhattan ended with her pocketbook still missing — and her arrest for calling in a phony bomb threat, police said Friday.
“She made a poor judgment, a very poor judgment,” said her mother, Caroline Ruberto.
The incident happened Oct. 10, when Ruberto was hitting the town with a pal. They were in the lobby of the swanky Gansevoort Hotel in the Meatpacking District when somebody made off with Ruberto’s purse, which was stuffed with $2,000 for some car repairs.
“She was just absolutely beside herself,” her mom said.
Police said that Ruberto called 911 twice within a matter of minutes — but instead of saying her purse had been stolen, she initially said she was involved in some sort of family dispute.
She then called back to say she thought a bomb might explode in the hotel, cops said.
Ruberto (r.) decided to get help by calling 911 and reporting a bomb, police allege.
A patrol car arrived first. Ruberto identified herself, said her bag had been taken, then quickly admitted she had made the two bogus calls “because she figured police would get there quicker if they thought there was a bomb there,”one source said. –MORE–