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Man armed with potato steals ambulance after bomb explodes

Nightclub, apartments damaged by makeshift device

By Ashley Porter
WTSP News-10

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. — A makeshift bomb damaged a bar and several apartments on Sunday morning, shortly before someone stole the ambulance that responded to the explosion, according to the Tarpon Springs Police Department. 

Chris Seslar, the owner of The Zone Lounge, a popular venue on E. Tarpon Avenue, said it sounded like two bottle rockets went off shortly before the homemade bomb exploded early Sunday. It was concealed on a roof between The Zone and neighboring apartments. The explosion could be felt blocks away as it shattered windows, sending glass everywhere.

At the time, The Zone was still open for business. But before the explosion rocked the venue, Seslar had chosen to close the upstairs bar for the night. If any patrons had been at the upstairs bar or in the bathrooms nearby, they could have died from the impact, according to Tarpon Springs Police

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UKAmbulance UKAmbulance Tuesday, April 17, 2012 11:58:09 AM Armed with a potato? I see your Friday night EMS customers are as entertaining as some of ours.
Morgan Ambler Morgan Ambler Thursday, April 19, 2012 9:46:35 AM AND a tomato. Deadly combination.
UKAmbulance UKAmbulance Monday, April 23, 2012 5:47:30 AM That's hard core that is..

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