Authorities investigate apparent 'Drano bomb' mailbox explosion

  • Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 12:01 a.m.
    UPDATED: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 3:57 a.m.

SALISBURY - Investigators are looking into a mailbox that exploded after suspects placed a "Drano bomb" inside Saturday night, a report said.
Deputies were called to Random Drive near Grace Church Road about 11:30 p.m. after a bottle of chemicals inside the mailbox exploded.
Investigators said the bomb was "extremely corrosive," and could have burned a resident's skin.
Debris from the mailbox and bomb were found in surrounding neighbors' yards, the report said.
The Rowan County Sheriff's Office said the charge would be malicious damage by use of explosive or incendiary, a felony.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rowan County Sheriff's Office at 704-216-8700.

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