Douglas Kaynor, 59, is facing some charges that make him sound like he is an al qaeda operative. Kaynor was arrested for an act tried by countless teenagers: making a bomb out of dry ice and soda bottles. He is now facing, however, some serious charges and a long potential jail stint.
Kaynor was setting off the bombs in his backyard when neighbors complained about what sounded like gun shots. The police found Kaynor in his yard, which had pieces of soda bottles scattered about. He had one unexploded soda bomb.
He has now been charged with five counts of unlawful possession of a destructive device, five counts of unlawful manufacture of a destructive device and four counts of disorderly conduct.
I am not making excuses for Kaynor. However, these charges seem a bit excessive. There are countless sites on how to make dry ice bombs and even videos. No one was hurt by Kaynor and this would seem a case where a stern warning might have sufficed.