Archive for Friday, June 5, 2009

Two more Drano bombs explode in Eudora mailboxes

Two more mailbox bombs made with liquid Drano and aluminum foil were found in Eudora on Friday.

June 5, 2009, 5:31 p.m. Updated June 5, 2009, 6:25 p.m.

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— Two more mailbox bombs made with liquid Drano and aluminum foil were found in Eudora.

Residents in the 1300 block of Acorn Street notified police Friday morning of an explosion that occurred between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Thursday.

Members of the Eudora Police Department found the remnants of an explosive device in the mailbox of a residence at the location. The occupants were not present at the time of the explosion.

A mail carrier on Friday found a second detonated bomb in a mailbox near the corner of Winchester Road and 10th Street, just outside the Eudora city limits.

On Thursday afternoon, the Olathe bomb squad detonated a bottle filled with the same substance after it was found in a mailbox at a home in the 1400 block of Fir Street. The residents of the house were not home.

Eudora Police Chief Greg Dahlem met with officials from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, which is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the explosives.

Anyone with information on the incidents is asked to contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455 or the Eudora Police Department at 542-3121.

Comments

Quigly 5 years, 9 months ago

1,000 that's it? You have some one going around and putting bombs in mailboxes and that is it? What year is this? 1975? I would turn them in for nothing BUT you make it a joke with that amount of money. I am actually surprised that this has gone on as long as it has. I am taking a wild stab at this and guessing that it is a kid. Well if it is, you have truly screwed up your life and you better hope no one gets hurt.

fatheadff 5 years, 9 months ago

If the "Chief" is searching they will never be found.

Alexander Neighbors 5 years, 9 months ago

wanna find out who did it just go to the stores and see who is buying an excessive amount of Drano And aluminum Foil......... Drano and Aluminum foil do not occur naturally in the wild..... Nor do people who buy drano Typically purchase Aluminum foil to remove a clog.

but I guess that would mean man power would have to be shifted from the yellow house squashing operation to stopping violent criminals......

N_Trenched 5 years, 9 months ago

Yes, this activity should be stopped. But it is a typical overreaction to something that is basically harmless. These things are nothing more than noise makers. High Schooler's would set these things off on the 4th of July to make noise. The only damage to a person would be to get some drano on your skin. Still property damage and a Federal offense.....they will brag and be caught.

bearded_gnome 5 years, 9 months ago

yellowhouse squashing???

highjack thread? paranoid?
stupid yellowhousers grew pot when they knew the law was on them. dumb, idiot, paranoid, and no sense in their "conspiracy.


I too noticed the $1000 reward.

can we turn in marion and bronze to blaim it, you put them together in a bottle they'd explode too!

KLATTU 5 years, 9 months ago

"But it is a typical overreaction to something that is basically harmless. These things are nothing more than noise makers."

Out in an empty field they are noise makers. In an unsuspecting someone's mailbox they are dangerous weapons with the intent to harm.

50YearResident 5 years, 9 months ago

“But it is a typical overreaction to something that is basically harmless. These things are nothing more than noise makers.”

These noise makers are a "Federal Offense" with a very large penalty when the perps are caught. And if the homeowner happens to be opening his mail box when the thing goes off he could be blinded by the draino. Beware, this is not a practical joke!

gsxr600 5 years, 9 months ago

"wanna find out who did it just go to the stores and see who is buying an excessive amount of Drano And aluminum Foil……… Drano and Aluminum foil do not occur naturally in the wild….. Nor do people who buy drano Typically purchase Aluminum foil to remove a clog."


First of all, http://lmgtfy.com/?q=drano+foil+bomb

You will see with one roll of foil and a bottle of Drano, you can make multiple bombs. I would also bet that most people have aluminum foil hanging around in the house. People buy Drano and forms of it all the time. There is no way to look into everyone buying this stuff. Don't be a moron. Your logic is backwards.

Leslie Swearingen 5 years, 9 months ago

My daughter told me she thinks this is being done by bored kids with nothing to do in Eudora. So, how do you get from being bored to thinking, let's go make bombs and blow up mailboxes. Wow, I'm not bored anymore. I asked my daughter and the answer was a pained, "Mmmooommmm!" So far they seem to be setting the bombs off after they are placed in the mailboxes. Really, why are they doing this? Or he or she? It could be a teenage girl neo-Nazi who thinks she is fighting the government.

eotw33 5 years, 9 months ago

There lucky they havn't been shot at

somebodynew 5 years, 9 months ago

gsxr600 - your posts normally seem to indicate some level of thought and reasoning - this last one leave me confused. You are somehow equating Was_f and logic in the same sentence. You should know better. The only logic was_f has is EVERYTHING is about YH. And of course there is no logic in that.

bearded_gnome 5 years, 9 months ago

Really, why are they doing this? Or he or she? It could be a teenage girl neo-Nazi who thinks she is fighting the government.

---LOL!

how do ya' get that Irish??? Teen girl neoNAZI? you ever met one?

maybe its a frumpy forty-something anarchist woman who doesn't use deodorant, either!

besides, just how many "teen girl neoNAZIs" do they have in Eudora?


hey here's an idea for a movie: "I was a teen girl neoNAZI in Eudora!"

LOL

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