Talk about nightmares: The owner of a house that hed been renting out
had a close call recently when an inspection revealed that the place
had been rigged to blow up when a light switch was flipped. Because
that kind of intricate wiring isnt a mistake, police are now
Police in Massachusetts are now looking for the people who were
renting the house, reports NBC News.
The homeowner was conducing a pre-sale inspection on the home with his
attorney and an electrical inspector, when the electrician discovered
the rigged light switch, Milton Police Chief Richard G. Wells Jr. said
The chief said the mechanism was an intricate set-up it took police
bomb specialists working for several hours in the house before it was
declared disarmed and safe.
It took some work to put it in there, Wells said, noting that the
explosive substance was secreted inside the house and connected to a
particular light switch through an intricate network of wires snaking
through several rooms.
We believe the intention was that if someone had flipped the light
switch on where it ended, the device would have exploded, he said.
Police were called to the house last week on a vandalism complaint,
while it was occupied by renters. At that time, officers found the
houses drains plugged with cement.
Both the Boston and Milton police are now looking for the renters as
persons of interest in the investigation.
I have never seen anything like this, said Wells, adding that
whoever rigged this wasnt trying to provide a fun fireworks show for
the enjoyment of all involved. Instead, those behind the bomb
definitely had malicious intent in what they did.