Explosives set off on parked police cruiser

July 19, 1996

Vandals detonated a powerful illegal explosive device and several firecrackers on top of an unoccupied police cruiser parked in the 3400 block of Marble Arch Drive in Pasadena late Tuesday.

Officer Richard P. Lesniewski of the Eastern District station reported that an M-80 and firecrackers were detonated on top of his 1995 Chevrolet Caprice cruiser about 2: 30 a.m. The vandals also threw a bottle of wine at the car but missed, police said. The car was not damaged.

Typically, an M-80 is a cylinder 1 1/2 inches long containing 12 ounces of explosives.

This is the third time fireworks have been detonated on the car in the past three weeks, Lesniewski reported.

Pub Date: 7/19/96

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