Monday, November 27, 2006

Acid Bombs Explode in Maine Walmart

Two homemade acid bombs exploded in a Skowhegan, Maine Walmart on Saturday at 3:15 in the afternoon, scattering and frightening shoppers. One had exploded in a pet aisle and the other in the toy area. At least eight were treated for minor injuries such as ringing in the ears and irritation to throat and eyes.

Apparently, the formula for such bombs can be found easily on the internet and made with common household products so anyone could produce one. When mixed together, the chemicals expanded in their plastic container until it exploded. Two fifteen year old boys were charged with criminal use of explosives after a parent of one of the boys recognized him from the photo and met with police. Both boys have been released to their parents’ custody.

The conflicting emotions that must have swirled about in that parent can only be imagined.

Is this a case of foolishness being bound up in the heart of a child or of evil lurking within the heart of man? Regardless, the boys will undoubtedly suffer consequences for their behavior.

Sources: Kennebec Journal and CBS 4

Hat tip to The Bos’un Locker. Read his post and comments here and here.


At 11/27/2006 8:52 PM, Blogger CyberCelt said...

That is awful! The two aisles in which the bombs were set is worse. Evil has no age.

Here for C&C Monday. Late again.

At 11/27/2006 10:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did we have these kind of kids when I was little?

At 11/27/2006 10:41 PM, Blogger Anna Venger said...

We had some bad kids around, but not this scope. This had the potential to hurt a lot of people all at once.


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