Someone in Duneland is blowing up mailboxes with homemade bombs.
Within the same 24 period, sometime between Friday afternoon and Saturday
morning, the mailboxes at two homes in Liberty Township were destroyed,
evidently by the same kind of explosive device, the Porter County Sheriff’s
At one home, in the 600 block of Winding Creek Path, a Snapple Lemon Tea
bottle was used to house the bomb materials, consisting of a household
chemical product like Drano and balled up pieces of aluminum. That bomb
destroyed the mailbox’s wood covering and bowed out its metal sides. Damage
was estimated at $150.
At the other home, in the 100 west block of C.R. 625N, a two-liter Dr.
Pepper bottle was used instead. “The bottle was clearly forced open by an
explosion created from a chemical reaction between the aluminum and the
Drano,” police said. Damage in this case was estimated at $100.