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Tory Belleci’s Curiosity Almost Resulted In An Arrest

Starting at a young age, Tory Belleci had always been overly interested in engineering his own explosives. While giving a speech at Davidson County Community College, he admitted that he had made his own flamethrower by the age of 11 and had experimented with pipe bombs.

Posing for MythBusters

Unsurprisingly, his curiosity caught up with him when he was 19 years old and almost arrested for detonating a homemade pipe bomb near his parents’ home. The police arrived assuming he was playing with fireworks but became more serious when they learned the truth of it. After discovering that Belleci wasn’t a real threat he was given a stern talking to rather than the handcuffs.