I'm sure that there is a moral in this story somewhere, but I'm just not sure what it is!
There are so many things that one could say about this plan, I'm not sure just where to start! One saying that comes to mind is "beware of Greeks bearing gifts". Seems like the smartest thing would be, first, not to use these things anyway...and secondly, always know who any unexpected gifts are from!
Man charged with two felonies for making homemade explosive device
Terry Allen Lester
By DREW AMO
WASECA — A Waseca man has been charged with felony creation and possession of an explosive or incendiary device and felony terroristic threats after authorities discovered a homemade explosive device hidden in a sex toy.
Terry Allen Lester, 37, faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a $20,000 fine if convicted.
On January 1, Officer Kari Kalow responded to a home in Waseca about a civil matter.
According to the woman, Lester had been staying with her and another woman at her apartment, but he was forced to leave when the manager learned about this.
He left the apartment on Dec. 31, but left behind some bags. The contents of the bags made the women uncomfortable so they contacted authorities.
The women brought Kalow the container of items, which included a container with the words “Christmas Gifts” written in black marker.
One of the women told Kalow that Lester had spoken to them about one of the items.
According to the criminal complaint, Lester had made some modifications to a sex toy. He put gun powder, BB shot and buck shot from shotgun shells into one with black and red wires that connected to a trigger with a battery port.
There was no battery inside the device.
The complaint went on to say that Lester planned on giving it to one of three women. In each of those cases, the relationship had ended badly.
Also left at the apartment were tools used in the construction of the explosive device, including cords, cables, a small tool kit and two other sex toys.
The Bloomington Bomb Squad was contacted by Waseca Police Sergeant Scott Girtler. The squad arrived two hours later and x-rayed the devices after first inspecting them.
The first device, the one shown to Kalow earlier, had two wires coming out of it that were connected to what appeared to be a trigger from a cordless drill.
The other two devices appeared to be unaltered and checked out.
The bomb squad cut into the first device and removed the projectiles and gunpowder, rendering it inert.
Lester remains in police custody.
This seems to me to be a pretty brutal way to get back at anyone. I'm guessing that this guy has some very serious anger issues that need to be addressed! I mean, it's one thing to plan to injure someone, but to do so in such a barbaric manner is completely inexcusable in my opinion!
Now, after all that's been going on during the last couple of days I need some fresh coffee...a LOT of coffee. One thing about the hospital that Mom is in...close by her room in the hallway, they have a "serve yourself" coffee cart, where they furnish free coffee for the visitors. Pretty fresh, too! Nice to see things like that once in a while, ya know?
Come on in, grab a cup, and we'll sit in the kitchen for a bit!