Earl Dennison Woods, Jr. (pictured), who is the half-brother of Tiger Woods, was cuffed Thursday for allegedly calling in a phony bomb threat to his Phoenix, Ariz., place of employment.

The 58-year-old man, who shares the same father as Tiger, the late Earl WoodsSr., worked at the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES). Reportedly, Woods called DES about 8:30 a.m. and made the fake bomb threat, which he claims was a joke. Police were summoned immediately after DES employees alerted building security.

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Droves of building personnel evacuated the premises before Woods came forward to authorities to confess what he had done. The father of 23-year-old pro golfer, Cheyenne Woods (pictured), admitted to police that the prank phone call he made, where he allegedly stated he had a bomb and was going to blow it up, was only a joke and not meant to be taken so seriously.

Woods, who is estranged from his younger brother Tiger, has since apologized for his actions and is reportedly cooperating with authorities.


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