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California man detonates explosive-filled teddy bear in parking lot

A man in California was arrested after he was allegedly caught on surveillance video placing a fluffy teddy bear, filled with explosives, in a parking lot and detonating it.

The San Bernardino Police Department said officers responded to a possible explosive device inside a teddy bear that was detonated in front of a business on Wednesday afternoon.

Exploding teddy bear

Police seized a ghost gun, ammunition, methamphetamine, a ballistic vest, cash and bomb-making equipment from a suspect’s home after viewing surveillance video in which he allegedly blew up a teddy bear in a San Bernardino business’ parking lot. (San Bernardino Police Department)

Surveillance video

Surveillance video shows a man blowing up a teddy bear in the parking lot of a San Bernardino, California business. (San Bernardino Police Department)

The department released surveillance video of the teddy bear explosion, which captures the moment the toy is seen exploding in the parking lot. 

A man can be seen placing the teddy bear on the ground of the business’ parking lot next to a white van and then running back to his vehicle. 

Officers recovered a ghost gun, more than 200 rounds of ammunition, more than a kilo of methamphetamine, illegal fireworks, a ballistic vest, cash and metal pipes and saws consistent with making an explosive device, authorities said.

Sarah Rumpf-Whitten is a writer on the breaking news team for Fox News Digital. You can reach her on Twitter at @s_rumpfwhitten.


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