Local News

Mental Exam Ordered for Man in Exploding Bag Case

Posted May 16, 2007

— 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.


Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • 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