An unnamed 23-year-old man from Canton, Michigan--a Detroit suburb near Dearbornistan with a large Muslim population composed primarily of Pakis, er ... Pakistanis--should be among this year's candidates for the Darwin awards.
He and his friends created homemade bombs using gunpowder and tennis and ping-pong balls. The unnamed man almost lost one of his hands from an explosion from one of the bombs, Sunday. He and his friends were throwing the bombs onto the road from the side of a truck.
More from the Canton Eagle:
A night of hurling improvised cherry bombs from a pickup truck ended poorly for one Canton resident on Sunday night.
According to Canton Police, a 23-year-old man sought treatment at Oakwood Healthcare Center on Canton Center Road after a Ping-Pong ball filled with a chemical compound exploded in his hand.
Sgt. Rick Pomorski said the man and two friends learned how to make the devices, which were also made using tennis balls, on the Internet.
"Playing with explosives is a very risky behavior," he said. "It only takes one mistake and you could lose life or limb."
The injury to the man's right hand was extensive, said Pomorski, who has encountered this type of incident before.
"I don't think I've ever seen one with this much damage," he said. "From what we've seen, he was lucky it didn't take his whole hand off."
The man was lighting wicks on the bombs and throwing them out the passenger side of the truck as it traveled down Lotz Road, between Cherry Hill and Ford roads.
After he was injured, the man's friends dumped eight unexploded bombs in a roadside ditch and dropped him off at the center for treatment, said Pomorski. The man was later transferred to Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn.
Police later located the devices and called Michigan State Police Bomb Squad, which rendered the bombs safe, he added.
No criminal charges have been filed and no one has been arrested. The Canton Police Department was investigating the incident Monday and planned to send trace elements found in the devices to a laboratory for testing.
Under Michigan law, manufacturing or handling an explosive device without a permit is a misdemeanor subject to a fine of $500 or a maximum jail sentence of 1 year, or both.
One year is not enough for this bozo.
Since Muslim terrorists are generally more clandestine--and occasionally more clever--than that, looking for the best way to hurt the most infidels and not get caught, the man and his buddies might not be Muslims. But who knows? We know how the media generally tries to shield the "Religion of Peace," from any and all crimes--like the Trolley Square terrorist in Utah, the UNC jeep jihadist in Raleigh, NC, the Seattle Jewish Community Center terrorist, etc., etc., etc., ad nauseam.
Sure it's not enought to get you thirteen column gig out of one airplane ride, but it's a start.
Oh yeah. First person to make a Malkin ping-pong ball reference in comments gets --well, not banned, but probably shunned for a fortnight. However long that is...