The Sheriff’s Department in Walton County is asking people “Why?” on their Facebook page after responding to a call involving a 32-year-old man and a lawnmower packed with three pounds of explosives.
Deputies were called to a rural area near the man’s home in Monroe on Sunday. Apparently, the man (David Thomas Presley) was with a few friends when he decided to shoot the explosive-filled lawnmower.
Presley was seriously injured when a piece of shrapnel sliced his leg. His friends dragged him inside a vehicle, but thankfully they didn’t have to drive far to find help. “His friends put him in a vehicle and had gotten as far as a nearby driveway when they encountered an ambulance.” The Raw Story reports.
He was then airlifted to a hospital in Atlanta. The report states he lost his leg below the knee. The explosive inside the lawnmower is sold under the name Tannerite. It’s sold in outdoor stores across the area, and it’s starting to become a real problem.
Local fire Battalion Chief Craig League told the Loganville Local News the following…
“It has become quite common for us to run calls involving Tannerite. Typically two to five calls per week. Please adhere to the warnings and use this dangerous material with caution or maybe consider other less dangerous hobbies.”
Yeah, like flying kites or something.