Bomb squad removes pressure cooker from SLO sidewalk

April 26, 2015

bomb squadThe San Luis Obispo Police Department called in the bomb squad Saturday night to remove a pressure cooker someone left setting in front of the Del Monte Café on Santa Barbara Street.

At about 8:30 p.m., a passerby spotted the pressure cooker setting outside the restaurant and called law enforcement. Officers arrived, closed off Santa Barbara Street between High and Upham streets and called in the bomb squad.

Pressure cookers are often used as improvised explosive devices, such as was used in the deadly Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, according to a SLO Police Department press release.

The San Luis Obispo County bomb squad determined the pressure cooker was safe and disposed of it.

Saturday’s incident is not the first time roads have been closed and the bomb squad has been called out to secure appliances found on the streets of SLO.

In Jan. 2014, a pedestrian spotted a dildo partially wrapped in black electrical tape on Chorro Street near Pismo Street and called the SLO Police Department. Officers arrived, closed streets in a one block radius and called in the bomb squad.

The bomb task force robot, Andros, put the dildo in a containment vessel and drove it to a secure location.

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25 Comments

  1. 805code4 says:

    Wow is this really how much our country changed? Bomb squad responds to dis arm “dildos” and cooking items left in the street?! God forbid someone leaves a soviet washing machine in a ryder truck near a dunkin donuts!

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  2. roryaronson says:

    “The San Luis Obispo County bomb squad determined the pressure cooker was safe and disposed of it.”

    BS! I live on Upham Street, watched them determine it was safe, and then LEAVE IT in the gutter in front of Del Monte right where it was originally found. I have it now. Pics or it didn’t happen: https://twitter.com/roryaronson/status/592223020652974080

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    • kettle says:

      So had someone drove over it, in the gutter with a bike or in a car someone could have been injured or their car damaged.

      Wow, crappy job bomb squad, was the dildo left laying around?

      Don’t we have a law against littering?

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  3. black sheep says:

    In Jan. 2014, a pedestrian spotted a dildo partially wrapped in black electrical tape on Chorro Street near Pismo Street and called the SLO Police Department. Officers arrived, closed streets in a one block radius and called in the bomb squad.

    The bomb task force robot, Andros, put the dildo in a containment vessel and drove it to a secure location.- so a pressure cooker at a resteraunt and a dildo in the street requires a bomb squad?

    I swear you cant make this sh*t up, I too would rather be safe than sorry but is it me?, or is slo the only place this would happen. I can only imagine dispatchers response- uh we got a code 877- confirmed dildo bomb in the street, were gunna need Andros asap.

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  4. SpeakTruth says:

    “Pressure cookers are often used as improvised explosive devices”

    I’ll start the list of times that a pressure cooker was used…

    1. Boston Marathon
    2. ???

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  5. agag1 says:

    Sure hope there’s a good set of fingerprints on that pressure cooker.
    Someone needs to be held accountable for this stupid prank, and pay the expenses associated with it.

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  6. slojustice says:

    Well done San Luis PD and bomb squad. The Boston Marathon bombers used pressure cookers.

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    • kettle says:

      We better keep an eye on that downtown cooking supply store, bet they have lot’s of pressure cookers.

      Bolsheviks could be anywhere…………

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