So, I'm sitting in the waiting room of my local Chrysler dealer while they work on the Earthf**ker, and the local news is on the TV. They're discussing the recent "explosions" at LAX, and how the person or persons responsible may be charged with setting off a destructive device.
That word you keep using; I do not think it means what you think it means.
Folks, someone put a chunk of dry ice into a 20 ounce soda bottle. The pressure from the expanding CO2 eventually burst the 20 ounce soda bottle. There is no destructive device, unless you consider the natural expansion of carbon dioxide to be a device.
This is a case where I could see a charge of making a terroristic threat or something like that - while the CO2 "bomb" wasn't a danger to anyone at any time (I suppose if you held the bottle to your face until it exploded you could put an eye out, but you'd really have to work at it), it could certainly have incited panic if folks thought a real explosive device was being used.
Back when I was a graduate student, we worked with dry ice rather extensively. Often, either late in the evening when few people were around or early in the morning before folks had had their coffee, we'd play around with a small piece of dry ice in a 2 mL plastic vial - drop in a small piece of CO2, cap the tube, then leave it on someone's desk in a corner. Wait a few seconds, the cap pops off and the person you have targeted gets annoyed...
It's not a destructive device, except possibly to one's concentration...
That is all.
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