Military-style explosive set off on Florida man’s car over unreturned cellphone SIM card

Aaron Nesbitt was charged with criminal mischief of $1,000 or more, possession of explosives without a license, and using a destructive device that could cause bodily harm and property damage.
By Evan Bleier  |  March 25, 2014 at 9:30 AM
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A Florida man was so upset that his cellphone was returned without the SIM card that he allegedly got a military-style explosive and set it off on another man’s car in Orange City.

Aaron Nesbitt, 29, allegedly went to the parking lot of the establishment where he used to work, Mickey Finns Restaurant, on Sunday and exploded the M-21 on the hood of Armanny Echevarria’s car.

“It’s a flash bang, like a large firecracker, just a little larger than the carton of a toilet paper’s roll,” Orange city police spokesman Lt. Jason Sampsell told the Daytona Beach News-Journal. “It produces a flash, noise and concussion.”

According to Sampsell, Nesbitt had previous military training with the device.

The explosion did damage to the hood of the car and broke the windshield. Other businesses in the area were evacuated while police attempted to figure out what happened.

Nesbitt was charged with criminal mischief of $1,000 or more, possession of explosives without a license, and using a destructive device that could cause bodily harm and property damage.

He is being held at Volusia County Branch Jail.

[Daytona Beach News-Journal]

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