Newsbrief: Pipe Bong Found in Rural Illinois Mailbox 5/17/02

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No, you were not inadvertently redirected to the web site of online humor purveyors The Onion, and no, this is not a typo. In the wake of "Smiley Face" mailbox bomber Luke Helder, who last month detonated pipe bombs in rural mailboxes throughout the Midwest, injuring six before he was arrested in Nevada, both residents and local law enforcement appear to be a bit jumpy. Thus the call to sheriff's deputies in Illinois' Sangamon County from a local woman who spotted a mysterious tube in her mailbox Tuesday morning.

It took deputies and the Illinois bomb squad two hours to determine that the multi-colored, tube-like object with liquid in the bottom was that device instantly recognizable to millions of college students: a bong. The device was successfully extracted and no injuries, but the culprit remains at large. Beware the Mad Bonger!

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