TOOELE, Utah – A bomb squad in Utah checking out two boxes labeled as explosives says the containers turned out to be full of homemade soap.
The discovery at a Tooele home about 6 p.m. Wednesday prompted officials to evacuate about 20 houses. The area was cleared at about 10 p.m.
Police said the homeowner was doing maintenance on the subfloor of his home when he found the boxes labeled “Explosives/TNT.”
Tooele Community Services supervisor Bucky Whitehouse said the soap got wet and started to foam, which is a common phenomenon of aging and volatile dynamite.
The Unified Fire Authority Bomb Squad used X-ray to determine the packages weren’t explosives. They later found the contents inside were labeled as soap.
- Duh tip of the day: Don't post a photo of your illegal still on Facebook
- Duh tip of the day: Cooking heroin on a spoon does not improve driving
- Duh tip of the day: Dog left in pickup goes for a spin
- Duh tip of the day: Salvation Army does not want your pot
- Duh tip of the day: When you steal from a church, don’t leave a selfie
- Duh tip of the day: Don’t sell things you’ve stolen to the owner
- Blow torch attack on spider webs starts house fire
- Duh tip of the day: Got 32 pounds of pot? Use your turn signal