Man allegedly sets off explosives near deputy's home

12:19 PM, Sep 25, 2012   |    comments
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Dade City, Florida -- A Pasco man picked the wrong spot to illegally set off exposives.

Investigators say a Pasco County Sheriff's deputy heard an explosion and felt a rumble while inside his home Sunday night. 

The deputy went outside and found 19-year-old Luis Javier Godinez nearby. Godinez allegedly set off a "quarter stick" of explosives in the water near some rocks at the Green Swamp West. Godinez also had nine more quarter sticks on him.

According to Godinez's arrest report, he did not have the required license to be in possession of such explosives.

Deputies arrested Godinez and charged him with discharging destructive devices. He was taken to Land O'Lakes Jail on $500 bond.

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