Warrington Pipe Bomb Maker to Pay for Police Overtime
Convicted pipe bomb maker John Grzyminski will have to pay back police overtime for the May 2012 incident.
The man in jail for building pipe bombs in the Warrington home he shared with his mother will also have to pay for police overtime accrued during the incident.
“The taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for his criminal conduct,” Assistant District Attorney A.J. Garabedian told The Intellegencer.
On May 9, 2012, Warrington police were called by Grzyminski's elderly mother to investigate a strange object she found with a fuse sticking out in her kitchen. Authorities also discovered bomb making materials in the garage and two more bombs on the second floor of the house.
Officials from several jurisdictions helped evacuate more than a dozen homes from the Palomino Farms development.
Authorities called for the Philadelphia Police Department bomb squad and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Within a short period of time, the street was swarming with police, firefighters, EMTS, federal agents, ordinance disposal technicians and a bomb robot.
The bombs were rendered harmless by Philadelphia police at the scene using small explosives. The remains of the explosives were taken to Washington D.C. by federal investigators for analysis, officials said at the time.
As local and federal officials searched for Grzyminski, Warrington police were stationed at the Saddle Drive home until his capture the following day.
Police in Solebury Township found Grzyminski and arrested him during a traffic stop without incident. He told investigators that he had made the explosive devices for hunting bears, and that he also liked to throw them into lakes for entertainment.