Police Warning Texarkana Residents
Texarkana, TX. police are warning residents about an outbreak of dangerous pranks with homemade “bottle bombs”. Teenage pranksters have been creating the “bottle bombs” with household chemicals, and can be very dangerous.
According to the “Safety Alert” issued Wednesday by the Texarkana Texas Police Department, they have responded to numerous illegal activity calls in the Pleasant Grove area.
The activity involves filling the bottles with chemicals that can cause the bottle to explode, or melt. The pranksters leave the bottle on the front step of your home, ring the bell or knock, then run.
The “bottle bombs” can cause property damage, or even very serious injuries to the resident. If you think you may have been a victim of a crime like this, call 911 immediately… DO NOT MESS WITH THE DEVICE.
If you have any information on previous incidents or someone involved, please contact Texarkana Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP or 903-798-3117.