LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Police in central Kentucky are reassuring residents who received a message in a bottle this week that the package is safe.
Police told WKYT-TV (http://bit.ly/14UKYv8) the item, which is an invitation to a new restaurant in town, was sent to about 700 homes in Lexington.
Since it was unsolicited and some people couldn't tell where it come from, they viewed it as a possible threat and called officers to check it out.
Lexington Police Lt. Chris Young says the invitations were just a marketing tool.
Restaurant owner Lee Greer said he was just trying to do "something fun and exciting" to open the Coba Cocina and did not intend to scare anyone.
Police say the misunderstanding happened because the package did not have a return address.
Information from: WKYT-TV, http://www.wkyt.com