Authorities in Oregon say a man has been arrested on suspicion of fabricating a homemade bomb filled with dog excrement.
According to Fox News, police believe 48-year-old Robb Alexander Stout intended the smelly explosion as revenge when a former friend did not return an item he borrowed.
The suspect allegedly scoured an area near his home to find the dog droppings he collected for the contraption. After filling a toolbox with the waste, investigators say he rigged it to explode and left it near the intended victim’s car.
Stout’s former friend reportedly contacted authorities last month to report finding the box on his Chevrolet Camaro, suggesting him as a likely suspect.
After opening the toolbox, it “exploded with such force that it sounded like an M80 going off and the dog scat was blown out of the toolbox,” he reportedly told police.
Aside from the disgusting nature of the incident, the victim was apparently otherwise uninjured. Stout is expected to face a felony charge of manufacturing a destructive device, but not assault, in connection to the explosion.
He reportedly said he was inspired to create the bomb by a series of prank videos he’d previously watched with his ex-friend. Stout was released on $2,000 bond hours after his arrest on Thursday.
In addition to the related count presented at an arraignment hearing the following day, he is also reportedly facing charges of unlawful possession of a short-barrel shotgun, possession of a firearm as a felon, and possession of methamphetamine — each related to evidence police say they found during a search of his home.
[Featured image: Robb Alexander Stout, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office]