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Mental Exam Ordered for Man in Exploding Bag Case

Posted May 16, 2007

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— A Rocky Mount man accused of lighting a homemade explosive outside City Hall has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, authorities said.

Police said Andrew Hendrix, 24, lit a bag full of spray paint, cooking spray, nails and silverware last week. It caused a small explosion that damaged the City Hall sign.

Hendrix faces numerous charges, including communicating threats and assaulting an officer.


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  • Smorgas_Of_Borg May 16, 2007

    What a disappointing story. From the headline, I was expecting to read about a "Man In Exploding Bag". Guess I'll have to wait until Chris Angel tries that. Of course, you'd need psychiatric help if you really wanted to get in an exploding bag...

  • Rabid Wolf May 16, 2007

    What ever happened to lighting a bag of dog doo on fire?

  • All child molesters should die May 16, 2007

    Wow! That is JUST what we need: A RECIPE FOR A BOMB! Why don't they simply say it was a "concoction" of some sort? There are many people on the edge, who would love to try that, and now, they have a basic idea of how to go about it.

    Anyway: I hope this man gets help. Sounds like he needs it.


  • nc lover May 16, 2007

    Barbiep2 - Some people just don't use their head do they?

  • sapphire5660 May 16, 2007

    Obviously this person has mental problems, and needs to be put away - obviously at OUR expense AGAIN!

  • sammy12 May 16, 2007

    I can save everyone alot of time and money. Here's the diagnosis:
    1) He's a moron
    2) He's nuts

  • I hear voices May 16, 2007

    barbiep, all anyone has to do is search the web and they find several ways to build a bomb.

  • The Fox May 16, 2007

    How to make a bomb? I think this unfortunate fellow was confused after watching This Old House & Cooking with Emil.

  • barbiep2 May 16, 2007

    well why dont you tell everyone how to make a homemade bomb!!!!!
    that was dumb