Southern Idaho's Deadliest Yard Sale 

Who says that having a bomb squad in a town the size of Nampa is an unnecessary luxury? Certainly not officers in Weiser, who borrowed a few hours of the squad's time last Sunday to take care of the Jihadingest yard sale item this side of Osama Bin Laden's old collection of Cracked issues.

According to a story in the Argus Observer, a family in Weiser was selling yard sale merchandise--"crap," if you will--when they noticed that a military-style backpack among their wares was full of dynamite, blasting caps and cords. The sellers called police, who searched the home of the backpack's original owner and determined that the items weren't nearly as exciting as they originally feared.

"The gentlemen who the stuff originally belonged to was a gold prospector," said police chief Greg Moon. "They didn't even know it was in there. They techs said the dynamie could go as far back till the 1940s."

The bomb squad burned the dynamite and set off the blasting caps. Weiser police said they have no intention to press charges.

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