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Police: "MacGyver" bomb destroys Cedar Rapids mailbox


Cedar Rapids Police say a MacGyver bomb is responsible for destroying a mailbox on Sunday night.

A woman who lives at 615 Hearthstone Dr. NW says she heard a knock on her door late Sunday night, but when she answered it, no one was there.

On Monday, the woman looked outside and saw her mailbox was destroyed.  She thought someone had used a baseball bat to destroy it.  As she was cleaning up the pieces though, she found evidence that it may have been a bomb that destroyed it.

Shortly after 5:00 p.m. Monday, she called police who now say it was a "MacGyver" bomb that destroyed the mailbox.

They say no one was hurt and they have not arrested anyone in connection with it.

According to the Cedar Rapids Assessor's website, the home is owned by Stephanie Saville.

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