Subject: Safety alert: Warning
This is from a captain in the Green Bay police dept.
Kids are putting a chemicals, a metal product, and a little water in plastic drink bottles and capping it up – leaving it on lawns, in mailboxes, in gardens, on driveways etc. just waiting for you to pick it up intending to put it in the rubbish, but you’ll never make it!!!
If the bottle is picked up, and the bottle is shaken even just a little – in about 30 seconds or less it builds up enough gas which then explodes with enough force to remove some of your extremities. The liquid that comes out is boiling hot as well.
Don’t pick up any plastic bottles that may be lying in your yards or in the gutter, etc.
Pay attention to this. A plastic bottle with a cap. with a little water. A small piece of metal product. Disturb it by moving it; and BOOM!! No fingers left and other serious effects to your face, eyes, etc.
P. Manis II Chief – Fire / Rescue / EMS Critical Care Paramedic
Manitowoc Fire Department
911 Franklin St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220