Talk about a fixer-upper: house for sale was wired to explode.

Talk about a fixer-upper: house for sale was wired to explode.
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The location is great, though.

Talk about a fixer-upper: house for sale was wired to explode.

It's bomb squad-adjacent. (via WBZ-TV)

Buying a home is always a compromise. There will always be some annoying detail keeping it from being your dream house. Noisy neighbors, vinyl flooring, leaky basement, a massive bomb set to kill everyone as soon as you flip a light switch… you just can't be too picky.

That last one is exactly what one Milton, MA homeowner found while investigating his property with an electrician. The home was for sale after having recently been vacated by some renters, and Lindell Williams wanted to make sure it was in good shape before he held any open houses. As it turns out, that was the right call. The electrician discovered a bomb, constructed in a gallon container, that had been hidden behind a freshly-plastered wall. The device was wired throughout the entire house, and would have exploded the instant anyone flipped a light switch.

Police are looking for the former tenants, who are naturally suspects in the case. There is one weird detail, though. Those same tenants called the police a week ago to report vandalism. They said someone had plugged all their drains with cement. Police are wondering whether there is a connection between that incident and the bomb, but if the tenants were responsible, why would they call the cops? Unless they were so angered by the drain prank, they thought the only solution was to demolish the house and anyone in it. Or maybe it was a lovers' quarrel. Or maybe there's an explanation so twisted and dastardly we can't even imagine it. These people could be the Joker for all we know.

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I'm going to choose to believe they're the Joker.

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