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Old 01-24-2011, 08:07 PM
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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...
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:49 PM
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Man I hate people sometimes..
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:20 AM
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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.
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Old 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...
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Old 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.
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:13 PM
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i remember a similar message last year.
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Old 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.
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Old 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.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:04 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.
Well now that would depend on the size of the device, now wouldn't it?
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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:

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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.
'nuff said.
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:48 PM
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Thanks for the heads up.
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