(Released On August 2016) The United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) issued a public service announcement this week warning Kentucky residents to stay away from any trail cameras they find in Harlan County. Not because they’ll ruin a photo… because these cameras might have bombs inside them rigged to explode.
A man by the name of Mark Sawaf had allegedly been planting these Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) inside trail cameras and leaving them “on paths in rural areas routinely accessed via the Dave Smith Drainage Area” since last March. Some were designed so they would explode when someone placed batteries inside; other were booby trapped with a trip wire leading to the camera. READ MORE