Some kids in Pennsylvania made a prop bomb they were using when they played a real-life game of Call of Duty out in the yard. This is why you don’t leave your toys laying around outside, boys. A neighbour found it, didn’t know what the hell it was, and a very real bomb squad evacuated several people.
This has a happy ending, and no one has been charged with anything (nor are any charges expected), but it was kind of tense for a while. As you can see in the image above, the “bomb” is just a soda bottle wrapped in duct tape, albeit with a circuit board and some wires running up under the bottlecap. It was found at by a woman outside her door at 3am in a public housing complex in Masontown, Pennsylvania.
“It was very scary,” Mary Strube told WPXI. “I didn’t know if it was going to go off.” Another neighbour said “it had all the makings of being a bomb.”
Strube called the police, and several residents were evacuated — again, at 3 a.m. — as the cops investigated the matter. A bomb squad called in from another county determined it was fake and, says WPXI, police later learned some kids were playing “Call of Duty” IRL and made the “bomb” before leaving it outside by mistake.
Everyone get your killstreak reward jokes in now. I have high expectations of you all on this.