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ORANGE CITY MAN ARRESTED AFTER HOMEMADE PIPE BOMB TAKES FLIGHT INTO NEIGHBOR’S YARD
An Orange City man was arrested on a charge of making a destructive device Saturday after a pipe bomb he ignited in his back yard took flight and rocketed into his neighbor’s yard.
Volusia County sheriff’s deputies responded to the 1000 block of Liskeard Ave., Orange City, around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. A woman was working in her back yard when she heard a loud hissing noise and saw white smoke as something flew into her yard. When she went to look, she found a metal pipe capped at both ends with heat emanating from it.
Responding deputies notified the VCSO Bomb Squad, and the investigation led deputies to 1059 Montrose Ave., where 25-year-old Christopher Green (DOB 10/22/1993) stated he used stump remover mixed with sugar to make smoke bombs.
The Volusia County Crime Center found a video posted on Green’s Facebook account around 6 p.m. The video showed Green concocting a pasty substance in a pot on his kitchen stove, then going outside and lighting a pipe with the substance in it. After a few seconds, the pipe took off and flew away.
Green was transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail, where he was later released after posting $10,000 bail. There were no injuries in the incident. Neighbors in the immediate area were evacuated as a precaution.
Note to news media: The report and 911 audio are not available for release today; the Facebook video is not being released by us at this time.