Man Has No Idea Why Former Coworker Blew Up His Home

'Do you know why crazy people do crazy things?'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 30, 2016 3:20 PM CDT
Man Has No Idea Why Former Coworker Blew Up His Home
Damage from a bombing in Panaca, Nevada, in July.   (Brett Le Blanc/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

A Nevada man whose family was nearly killed weeks ago by bombs set off by a former colleague has no idea why he was a target, the AP reports. "I don't have a clue what Glenn Jones was up to," Joshua Cluff says. "Do you know why crazy people do crazy things before they do them?" In a phone interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cluff, 36, said that Jones never threatened him when they worked together as nurses at a hospital in Caliente. He could not recall Jones ever saying a harsh word. Authorities say Jones drove to Cluff's home on July 13. He then detonated bombs inside Cluff's home and in a rental car in front of the house. Cluff's wife and two daughters had fled their home moments earlier. A third daughter and Cluff weren't there.

A search of Jones' motorhome turned up what authorities characterized as a bomb-making lab. According to documents, Jones had bomb diagrams and notes intimating a planned July 4 terror attack against an unidentified US Bureau of Land Management facility. Jones had written in journals that someone named Josh had ordered and funded the construction of the explosive device that would be used. Those notes prompted FBI agents to question Cluff and his wife and search their home. He has since been cleared. "My family is freaking broken now," Cluff says. Jones shot himself in the head during the bombing attack. His body was blown up. (More bombing stories.)

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