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druid 01-24-2011 08:07 PM

DANGER - bottle bombs - Public service warning
 
As many of you might know, I work for the DOC/SRT and am in constant contact in the LE circles.


I got this in an email today, put it through Snopes. They, along with LE determined it to be a real and continuing threat. It's kind of useless to redact out the ingredients, due to the investigative nature of people but the quantities of ingredients are not present in this article:

http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/bottlebomb.asp

The Email I received:

Straight from Davidson County Sheriff�s office:

Kids are putting Drano, tin foil, and a little water in soda bottles and
Capping it up - leaving it on lawns. When you go to pick up the trash,
And the bottle is shaken just a little - in about 30 seconds or less it
Builds up a gas and explodes with enough force to remove some of your
Extremities. The liquid that comes out is boiling hot as well.

Don't pick up any plastic bottles that may be lying in your yards or in
The gutter, etc.

Pay attention to this.

1. A plastic bottle with a cap.
2. A little Drano.
3. A little water..
4. A small piece of foil.
5. Disturb it by moving it; and BOOM!!
No fingers left and other serious effects to your face, eyes, etc.

People are finding these "bombs" in mailboxes and in their yards, just
Waiting for you to pick it up intending to put it in the trash. But, you'll never make it!!! It takes about 30 seconds to blow after you move the thing.

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DO NOT TOUCH RANDOM BOTTLES PLACED ANYWHERE YOU DIDN'T PUT THEM YOURSELVES.

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It's really sad that kids are so bored they have to come up with this kind of crap. Guess baseball is out anymore...

leed 01-24-2011 08:49 PM

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Man I hate people sometimes..

durrell 01-25-2011 06:20 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by leed (Post 256136)
Man I hate people sometimes..

I was thinking the same thing. Kind of makes me glad I live in a rural area where joyriding and crap like that doesn't happen as much.

WhatThaSmurf 01-25-2011 08:25 AM

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I had a dream I tried to make one of these last night, except for some reason one of the ingredients was ice cream...

2005modxtra 01-25-2011 03:32 PM

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i know guys use to make those in high school they would shake it and shov eit in the mail box though so it would blow. They watched it blow up at night too never left it to hurt someone thats just dumb.

DFSniper 01-25-2011 05:13 PM

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i remember a similar message last year.

Arias 01-25-2011 05:30 PM

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I used to make these when I was younger and let me tell you that they do not have enough force to blow off extremities. That is just insane. It's just a plastic bottle not a grenade. There is no shrapnel to do any bodily harm. The worst case scenario would be it getting in your eyes which would probably cause temporary blindness. Nothing a little water can't fix.

leed 01-25-2011 07:23 PM

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Perhaps not blow off extremities, but drano is a corrosive substance, and will burn. Not to mention, I imagine a plastic bottle an take some toll on human flesh near it if being held while it bursts.

Besides, it stands to reason to reason if that you won't take a video of you holding one while it going off, than I would imagine that you would not think it safe either.

druid 01-25-2011 10:04 PM

Re: DANGER - bottle bombs - Public service warning
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Arias (Post 256152)
I used to make these when I was younger and let me tell you that they do not have enough force to blow off extremities.
Well now that would depend on the size of the device, now wouldn't it?
Firecrackers...codename...
"Ladyfinger"...merely tickles your hand. On the other side of the coin...
""Silver Dollar"...takes you hand and throws it across he parking lot to tickle someone else when it lands on them...


That is just insane. It's just a plastic bottle not a grenade. There is no shrapnel to do any bodily harm. The worst case scenario would be it getting in your eyes which would probably cause temporary blindness. Nothing a little water can't fix.

It think it best you keep your uninspiring opinions to yourself until you do what leed asks:

Quote:

Originally Posted by leed (Post 256155)
Perhaps not blow off extremities, but drano is a corrosive substance, and will burn. Not to mention, I imagine a plastic bottle an take some toll on human flesh near it if being held while it bursts.

Besides, it stands to reason to reason if that you won't take a video of you holding one while it going off, than I would imagine that you would not think it safe either.

'nuff said.

RSX99 01-25-2011 11:48 PM

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Thanks for the heads up.


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