Deputies: Men used bombs to evict unwanted house guests

Posted at 2:41 PM, Jun 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-06 14:41:13-04

BALDWIN PARK, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida men had an unusual plan for getting some unwelcome house guests to leave — they allegedly exploded bombs to scare them.

Orlando prosecutors charged 56-year-old Bruce Steffenhagen and 37-year-old Nathan Martin with felony explosives charges after the two were arrested during a Tuesday standoff with sheriff's deputies.

According to court documents, Martin told Orange County sheriff's investigators Steffenhagen wanted to kick two people out of an apartment attached to his home. He told investigators he and Steffenhagen decided to explode two acid bombs in the yard to scare them enough to make them leave.

Detectives say Steffenhagen told them he knew the bombs would explode but did not think it would be a big deal.

Both were being held Wednesday on $15,000 bail.