Bomb squad removes two homemade bombs from Sylvania yardWritten by Casey Harper | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Toledo Bomb Squad removed two Drano bombs from the front yard of a home on Dellbrook Drive in Sylvania on June 6, said the house’s resident. No one was hurt.
The bombs were 2-liter bottles containing a mixture that can cause the bottle to swell and burst. The liquid inside can cause chemical burns.
Pamela Burson, a Toledo Free Press employee, discovered the bombs in her front yard and called the police.
“I do think it was a prank but it was more serious than toilet papering a house,” Burson said. “My 9-year-old son or any of my kids waiting for the school bus in the driveway could have been burned by it. Kids need to think of all the consequences before they pull a prank. I guess that’s the message.”
One of the bombs sputtered out during night, shooting the liquid across the driveway. The bomb squad defused the second bomb.
“A gentleman in a hazmat suit came out and punctured the bottle,” Burson said. “The spray went all over him.”
Burson was mainly concerned for her four children.
“It’s just scary,” she said. “I’m still just trying to catch my breath. Had I sent a kid out to go pick up the pop bottle and throw it away, he could have lost his hand.”
Sylvania Police Department officials, who were also called to the scene, were unavailable for comment at press time.