"For god's sake, Mark, watch out for that pothole!"

Yesterday, in the small town of Auburn, NH, a police officer pulled over three teenagers from Haverhill, MA for some minor traffic violations. But when he found out what the kids in the back seat had with them, he probably came close to losing bladder control.

On the floor in the rear was an old-fashioned ammuntion box. When he asked what was inside it, they told him — five sticks of dynamite. The officer quickly got the teens away from the car and called in the State Police bomb squad. The troopers determined that the dynamite was quite old and unstable, and safely disposed of it.

Surprisingly, the 16-year-old and 19-year-old didn’t have the requisite licenses and permits to possess high explosives, and were arrested. The 17-year-old driver wasn’t apparently aware of what he was hauling around, and is only facing the original traffic charges.

No one is saying just what the boys had planned for the dynamite, but I think it’s safe to say it didn’t involve excavating rock or safely demolishing a condemned building…

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