Police charge trio in Durham bus prank
Posted July 25, 2014
Updated July 26, 2014
Durham, N.C. — Police charged three teens on Friday in connection with a chemical explosion on a Bull City Connector bus Tuesday night.
Demetrius Walton, 18, of Eva Street, Jaquan Marquise Cobb, 17, of East Main Street, and Christopher Lewis, 18, of Commerce Street, were charged with attempted malicious use of an explosive device to damage property.
All three teens were in the Durham County jail under $5,000 bonds.
Security video captured three teenagers laughing as they placed something on the floor of a bus, said Sean Smith, general manager of the Durham Area Transit Authority. The device “popped” seconds after the teenagers exited the bus, Smith said.
The device was a chemical “bomb” that spilled foam but caused little damage to the bus, Smith said.
No one was seriously hurt. The bus driver and a passenger were taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution.