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'Drano bombs' explode at two Pendleton homes, 5 teens admit involvement

Posted at 10:04 PM, Jul 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 13:05:34-04

PENDLETON, Ind. -- A home surveillance camera in Pendleton caught an attack with a so-called Drano bomb.

No one was injured, and police say they have identified five juvenile suspects in the crime.

The explosion happened at a house on Yellow Brick Road. Another one happened the same night at a house on Congress Drive.

Neighbors are upset about the damage the explosion could have done.

"The house here in our neighborhood it happened to has three little kids," said Michelle Heinman. "If they walk outside and pick up a bottle, it could have been a lot worse."

Police said five people have been interviewed in the investigation. All five people, ages 16 or 17, admitted involvement.

The Marion County Sheriff's Department is recommending they be charged with one count of criminal mischief and one count of an overpressurized device. Both charges are Class A misdemeanors.