Man drives 80 miles to give explosives to cops

October 22, 2009 4:04:04 PM PDT
Authorities say a South Carolina man's good intentions almost caused an explosive situation. After the man's uncle died, he discovered that his relative had collected potentially explosive materials including grenades, dynamite and black powder.

The man, who was not identified by police, feared the materials might fall into the wrong hands, so he drove 80 miles to his uncle's house and loaded his truck with some of the items. Then he drove back to his home county of Union on Wednesday to give the materials to police.

Union County Sheriff David Taylor says the man brought the items to him because the two know each other.

Taylor says deputies closed off several streets and called the bomb squad when they learned about the items. The materials were later destroyed.

No charges are expected.

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