`A man upset that his neighbor’s children helped break his wife’s eyeglasses is accused of trying to bomb the neighbor’s house in retaliation. David Michielsen, 27, of Hammond is charged with detonating a destructive device with intent to intimidate or destroy and manufacturing a destructive device. He faces 58 years in prison if convicted on both counts.
Police said the canister was an explosive device made from a carbon dioxide container filled with a shiny black powder.
A search of Michielsen’s home turned up a wick matching the one in the device, a pack of model rocket engines and other items believed used to make the device, police said.’