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PHOENIX (AP) -- Flick the switch on these flashlights and they don't light up. They blow up.
Three of these bombs have exploded within the last month in the Phoenix area, causing minor injuries to five people and raising fears of more serious ones.
Police still have no idea who is behind them and have taken the unusual step of putting up 22 billboards across the sprawling metro area to warn residents about discarded flashlights.
The first bomb was spotted by a passerby on May 13 in a suburb just west of Phoenix. It was sitting behind a palm tree in a strip mall and blew up when it was clicked on.
The next day, about 10 miles away, a landscaper found a flashlight in an irrigation ditch. It, too, exploded when he flicked the switch, authorities said.
The third bomb exploded on May 24 at a Salvation Army distribution center near downtown Phoenix and about 11 miles from the first one.
An employee detonated the device while sorting through donations, forcing 120 people in the store to evacuate. Jon Bierd, production manager at the facility, said the worker suffered a small abrasion to his forehead.
Originally posted by pointr97
I live in phoenix, and thought this was just a stupid response to this story....not OP, the msm....blew it way out of proportion.....one of these went off, and the hand of the guy that was holding it, zero real damage, a bit what looked like if you held his hand under hot water......it is probably a bunch of kids with too much time on their hands and not enough sense to know better.