A call about a bomb turned into a crapshoot for the Lorain County Bomb Squad.
Officers found a fizzing homemade bomb planted in a portable toilet near a construction site at Turtle Bay and decided the safest way to detonate it was to shoot at it.
After five shots with a .22 caliber rifle, the bomb exploded, spraying the contents of the toilet everywhere. One of the bomb squad members was covered in feces, according to the police report.
As further evidence that laws regulating explosives are marginally effect at best is the type of explosives used:
Officers confiscated a roll of aluminum foil and a stack of 14 military-style meal heaters used to create similar bombs.