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Man Trying to Bury Cat Finds Something Else in Yard
Five sticks of TNT buried in Ohio backyard
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Sep 12, 2011 10:43 AM CDT
A man digging in his backyard got quite a surprise.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Adrian Ayers was just trying to bury his cat yesterday when he found something that triggered a neighborhood evacuation. The 37-year-old Ohio man hit on a metal box full of bullets and what he thought was C-4, WKRC 12 reports. Police evacuated two city blocks, going door to door to tell residents to clear out, according the Wilmington News Journal. A sheriff’s office bomb squad later determined the explosives to be five three-quarter sticks of TNT. There’s still no word on how or why it wound up in Ayers’ backyard. (Click for another odd cat-related story.)

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Sep 12, 2011 10:34 PM CDT
Adrian Ayers eh....don't know where it came from eh........Is this guy related to William "Bill" Ayers by any chance????
Sep 12, 2011 3:05 PM CDT
that could of ended explosively
Sep 12, 2011 2:52 PM CDT
OH ... it's only "five three quarter sticks of TNT ..."??! Whew!!, We thought it was something dangerous.