Close calls in Cass Co: Three mailboxes planted with explosives

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RAYMORE, Mo. --  The Cass County Sheriff's Department is trying to find out who has been putting homemade explosives inside mailboxes in Raymore. So far, three homes have been targeted.

In one of those instances, the victim says the explosive had so much power that it blew the mailbox off its post and twisted the metal like aluminum foil.

Understandably shaken by the July 27 explosion, Jimmy Long now gets his mail from a P.O. box, just to be safe.

"It's a little inconvenience for sure, but it will give us a little peace of mind actually by having it in there", said Long.

Unfortunately, Long is not alone. Kenneth Morrison's mailbox was also blown up. He doesn't allow his wife to get the mail anymore.

"They don't realize the dangers of people going out to check their mail and be surprised with something  like that," says Morrison.

The U.S. Postal Service is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the person or people responsible for putting the explosive devices inside the mailboxes.

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