Terry Allen Lester, 37 years old from Minnesota has been charged with felony creation, possession of an explosive or incendiary device and felony terroristic threats facing 10 years in prison if convicted.
On New Year’s Day police were called to a house in Waseca, Minnesota to resolve a civil matter. According to the woman who lived there, Mr Lester had moved in with another woman but was forced to move out when the landlord learnt he was living there illegally. Upon leaving he left several bags, one holding a container with the label ‘Christmas Gifts’ that contained $ex toys. After investigation of one of the toys it was found that Mr Lester had put gun powder, BB pellets and buck-shot from a shotgun shell inside it and wired the explosives to a trigger from a cordless drill. It is claimed that the gift was meant for one of Mr Lester’s ex girlfriends, who’s relationship with the accused had ended badly.
The bomb squad were called to dismantle the offending device which they did so successfully. No-one was hurt.
This has go to be the worst Christmas present ever, do you know of any equally bad gifts?
Read more over at WCCO, who reported:
In a nutshell, Lester’s alleged plan was to trick his ex into opening a box labeled “Christmas presents” that he’d left behind when he was evicted from their apartment. Inside the box was a $ex toy that had “been modified with gun powder and buck shot, which were connected to a trigger inside the battery port.” Lester apparently believed that he could pull some kind of “trigger” and by doing so “blow them up.” Huh.
Lester apparently had, in the words of WCCO, two other women “he had previously been involved with where the relationship ended poorly,” and material for two other dildo-bombs. But what points his murder-revenge plot wins for originality, it loses for total incompetence. For one thing, his incendiary device was “missing a key starting element.” For another thing, no ex-girlfriend in her right mind would accept a $ex toy as a Christmas gift. (Also, Lester seems to have told a lot of people about his plan, which is understandable, given how visionary it was, but not a good idea if he wanted to get away with it.)