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Several chemical bombs found in one local neighborhood
BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (Brad Underwood) -- Sheriff's deputies are warning residents Thursday night about chemical bombs.
Several homemade chemical bombs have been found in one Liberty Township neighborhood just this week. The bombs while simple, are dangerous. According to the sheriff's office they're typically made with plastic bottles. In most cases, the explosion can potentially cause harm to anyone within about ten feet of the device. Fortunately that didn't happen this time.
This evening, Tim Shepherd went from one mailbox to another. He was spreading the word about the threat with a flyer he created. Some people were out enjoying the night and talked with Shepherd about the incidents.
Shepherd says he found two separate chemical bombs on his property Thursday morning that looked like two Gatorade bottles duct taped together.
He tells Local 12, "I just thought it was trash, it was trash day. So I kicked it to the garbage can, I was going to throw it away and when I kicked it, it started spraying and foaming."
Shepherd wasn't the only one to find these home made chemical bombs. Just a few house down from his, a woman found several in a nearby park, threw them away only later to have them go off in her home damaging some carpet.
The Shepherd family is offering a reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible. If you have any information about this crime call Crime Stoppers at 352-3040.
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