facebook
twitter
search
search

Bomb found in teddy bear left on roadside

Nov. 23, 2013 at 3:56 PM

SHELBY, N.C., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A North Carolina man delivering newspapers found a teddy bear on the roadside that had the makings of a crude gasoline bomb inside it, officials said.

The man scooped up the bear not realizing what was inside and brought it to his Shelby, N.C., home. His cousin realized something was amiss when a device that smelled of gasoline with a wire attached to it fell out of the stuffed animal.

The family called 911 and police came to retrieve the item.

It has since been dismantled and sent to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for closer examination.

Jessica Burge, the mother of a preschool-aged son, who lives in the area told WSOC-TV, Charlotte, she's at a loss as to why someone would put a bomb in a children's toy.

"I'm just trying to figure out why would you put a bomb in a teddy bear in the first place. If anybody would have picked it up it would have been a child," Burge said.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Greek referendum: 'No' vote leads early results, opinion polls
Russian resupply spacecraft docks onto ISS to deliver needed provisions
Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa targeted heavily in airstrikes
Maine reports first fireworks fatality since 2012 legalization
Prison escapee David Sweat returned to maximum security prison