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Mailboxes Destroyed By Explosions

Explosive devices are suspected of destroying at least four mailboxes over the weekend in Mead and Colbert.

“In one of them, there was evidence of a soda bottle,” Sheriff’s Lt. David Wiyrick said.

No one was injured in those incidents.

At least one of the devices is suspected of being a plastic one- or two-litre soda bottle. A common household cleaner may have been placed in the bottle with chemicals to cause a rapid expansion of gases resulting in an explosion.

The force is powerful enough to destroy a mailbox. Someone holding the device or standing nearby could receive serious injuries or chemical burns, Wiyrick said.

“It could really do a number,” he said.

Call the sheriff’s department immediately if you discover a bottle or suspicious container in your mailbox.

, DataTimes