May 02, 2008

Bomb Detonates in Front of NC School, Moron Bombers Injured

May Day. A great day to relax, enjoy spring weather, and attempt to throw pipe bombs at schools.

Acting on an anonymous tip, Sampson County deputies found a Chevrolet minivan outside Sampson Regional Medical Center with a side window blown out and blast marks on the outside of a door, authorities said.

Inside the hospital emergency room, Martin Bryant Boyette and Julio Frentez Morales were receiving treatment for injuries from a bomb blast, authorities said. An investigation determined that the pair had made several bombs at Boyette's house, where both lived, and Morales tried to throw one out the window of the minivan on U.S. Highway 701 as they drove past Hobbton Schools, authorities said.

The bomb went off in Morales' hand, seriously injuring him, and a piece of shrapnel hit Boyette in the back of the head, authorities said.

"It's scary to think that these individuals were going to throw an explosive device out of a vehicle in front of a school," Sampson County Sheriff Jimmy Thornton said in a statement. "What were they thinking? What possible thrill could be worth potentially injuring an innocent person, especially a child?"

Follow the link, and you'll be shocked, shocked to discover that other explosives—and drugs—were found in a search of their home. Luckily this special class of moron is mercifully rare everywhere, and getting rarer day-by-day.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 2, 2008 12:06 PM

I find it disturbing that Boyette was held for $35,000 for a bomb while Lisa Mooring was held for $200,000 for drug. Both crimes are awful but the drugs worse than the bomb? Since he threw the bomb, he had intent to injure or kill.

Posted by: Denny at May 2, 2008 01:12 PM

Poor babies!

Posted by: baldilocks at May 2, 2008 01:39 PM

I'm sure they found quite a bit of porn there too. Tweakers and porn go hand-in-hand.

Posted by: thebronze at May 2, 2008 01:51 PM

Darwin near miss.

Posted by: chris at May 2, 2008 02:05 PM

'Course in South Carolina a Ryan Schallenberger wanted to blow up a high school, die, go to heaven, and kill Jesus. Prosecutors thinks he needs a psychological exam. Gee, ya think? What the heck is in the water down there?

I tried to put a link but appearently CNN is questionable content.

Posted by: David at May 2, 2008 02:08 PM

I'm guessing his bail is lower than hers because they figure he won't be throwing anymore bombs anytime soon...

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at May 2, 2008 02:24 PM

Higher bail for the drug dealer because drug dealers have lots of money. Though which of them was the boss is not clear. Neither made bail anyway.

The guy who blew his hand off made bail, but as Mr. Bingley noted, he's not much of a threat now.

Posted by: RIch Rostrom at May 2, 2008 04:47 PM

Fortunately, most moron bombers take care of the problem themselves, by the "oops, BOOM!" method.

Posted by: C-C-G at May 2, 2008 06:39 PM

Meth is evil.

Posted by: jb at May 2, 2008 07:15 PM

Kids, drugs're bad, mmmmkaay?

Posted by: B Smith at May 2, 2008 09:10 PM