From today’s GR Press —
LOWELL TOWNSHIP — A 65-year-old Lowell woman was undergoing facial surgery early today after a homemade bomb flew about 40 feet through the air on Monday, went inside a passing car she was riding in and burned her, police said.
Frances Bernadette Thomas was being treated at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus for serious injuries.
Kent County sheriff’s deputies said a 20-year-old Lowell man was at a friend’s house in the 13000 block of Grand River Drive about 6:30 p.m. when he filled a foot-long metal pipe with gunpowder and a paper towel. The man lit the explosive, which flew through the car window, striking Thomas.
What could possibly be going through someone’s head when they do something like that? I was a pretty heedless young man at age 20, I guess. Multiply that heedlessness by a factor of N and you get bomb throwing?