Police: S. Ind. man charged with planting homemade bomb in truck

Police: S. Ind. man charged with planting homemade bomb in truck

Police: S. Ind. man charged with planting homemade bomb in truck

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 8, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 8 at 11:15 PM

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- A southern Indiana man has been charged with placing a homemade bomb under the hood of a woman's truck.

52-year-old Hugh K. Garner Jr. of Bloomfield was released from Monroe County Jail Saturday after posting a $50,000 bond. Police had arrested him on a warrant for charges of attempted arson, intimidation and criminal mischief.

The Herald-Times of Bloomington reported that the woman told police she found a threatening note under her truck's windshield wiper Feb. 1 while it was parked in a Bloomington lot and discovered the bomb after the vehicle had engine trouble and she and a friend popped the hood.

Police said the bomb was a soda bottle with gasoline with a spark plug taped to the cap.

Police say the woman and Garner are acquainted.

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