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Florida man leaves fake bomb in kitchen because his wife upset him

Randolph Smith arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
By Evan Bleier   |   Nov. 11, 2013 at 11:15 AM   |   Comments

(UPI) -- A Florida man has been arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest without violence after planting a hoax bomb on his kitchen counter because he was upset with his wife.

According to a spokesman from the Indian River County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a call on Thursday night from a woman saying that her husband had left a gray pipe that had a wire protruding from one end on the kitchen counter along with some hand-written notes, one of which read, "This is (an) explosive. (It's) a bomb."

Randolph Smith, 51, of Vero Beach told detectives that he left the fake explosive on the counter because his wife "pissed him off." She told police that she is in the process of getting a divorce.

After the bomb squad was called to the scene, they determined that the device didn't contain any explosives.

Deputies were able to locate Smith at a Burger King and arrest him. During questioning, Smith attempted to leave the interview room and had to be handcuffed.

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