Man Charged With Rigging Bomb In Sex Toy

By Esme Murphy, WCCO-TV

WASECA, Minn. (WCCO) — A Waseca man is accused of planting an explosive device inside a sex toy intended for one of his ex-girlfriends.

According to the criminal complaint, 37-year-old Terry Allen Lester has been charged with felony counts of creating an explosive device and making terroristic threats.

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The incident was reported on New Year’s Day. Authorities said Lester had been staying with the apparent intended victim and another woman.

He had been forced to leave the apartment by the landlord but left behind bags, one of which contained a container marked “Christmas Gifts.”

Lester allegedly mentioned to one of the two roommates his intentions, so they reported their suspicions about the bags to police.

The criminal complaint says police found a sex toy inside the package that had been modified with gun powder and buck shot, which were connected to a trigger inside the battery port.

Authorities say Lester planned on giving the sex toy to one of three women he had previously been involved with where the relationship ended poorly. Materials were found suggesting he intended to make two other similar devices.

Lester told friends that “he would pull the trigger and it would blow them up.”

Police say the device was missing a key starting element, but it still could have exploded.

“Any time you mix electronics, gun powder and BBs, we need to make sure it is rendered safe and doesn’t harm anyone,” said Capt. Kris Markeson.

The bizarre plot has startled those who live in Waseca.

Lester has been a long-time customer at Lindner’s Liquor.

“I am in total shock. I could not believe it when I read it for sure. He has always been nice when he has come into the store,” Owner Tae Borne said.

Lester told police the bomb wasn’t his. He has been taken into custody and faces up to 10 years in jail, if convicted.

WCCO-TV’s Esme Murphy Reports

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  • Billy

    Terristic threats is no joke + explosive device . he will be doing some serious time

    • TJ

      The world will be a better place!!!

  • John

    I guess thats one way to get a BANG out of sex!!!!

    • lily

      Thats hilarious. this whole story is comical

      • caramia

        Unless you are killed or mamed. Then…not so funny.

    • Katie

      That’s really not funny, John. Not to be a stick in the mud, but c’mon. Have some class…

      • jack

        it was an explosive climax

      • Booty

        you are obviously a total stick in the mud.

  • speechless


  • just asking

    Do you think there’s a reason why this guy has a lot of ex-girlfriends?

    • Courtney Kuehn

      It’s puzzling. He sounds like a gem of a man, no? Wait. No, no he doesn’t. Eeek.

      • kristen

        Who are the women with the clearly low standards who keep hooking up with him? If he was my ex, he wouldn’t have to blow me up, I’d kill myself just for hooking up with a guy with a mullet (no offense Jared Allen).

  • Syto

    Seriously?!?! How does this guy get girlfriends and I never get one? I never try to blow them up. What’s wrong with this world!?!?!/

  • Beth

    His mullet is freakin’ awesome

  • Lori

    must be the mullet! Some gals just go for that I guess!

    • Bubba

      That bad boy thing reall does work…

  • Jer

    He looks like Danny McBride, comedian/actor



  • hillbille heaven


  • Cindy

    Oh this is one nasty, porn start dude wanna be. Sure the women are really something “special”! Tell me this took place in a trailer park instead of an apartment building and the storey would be even more touching!

    • Manda Kuoppala

      hahaha! those apartments are nasty though..

  • Manda Kuoppala

    bahaha! he was my neighbor. no joke. what an idiot.

  • Terry

    The jerk will maybe finally go to prison for awhile!!!

  • red

    This dude is scary! I’d hate to see what his ex-girl friends look like, why would anyone want to be with him?

  • Tre

    I’m Kenny Powers! And I am very upset with how I am acting right now. I just have a very hard time expressing my emotions, and I can’t stop from yelling.

  • Justice served

    I think many people who knew him, including myself, knew he was a pervert and dangerous. We just could never prove it. Hope he gets more than 10 years. The world would be a better place.

  • d

    lester the molester…

  • Mike S

    They will let him out in 3 to make room for an honest hardworkin man who got caught with pot. That’s how the system works………

    • Michael Shur

      … but I’m not bitter.

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  • Pete J

    Looks like he plays hockey? NICE HAIR!

  • penny

    well further proof that information in the wrong hands is a Bad thing. hopefully he can some how not add to the gene pool.

  • Moving to Kare 11

    Why would you put this story on your 5 o’clock news?? Especially when you preface the story by saying “you might not want to let your children watch this next story” then cut right too it. Don’t you think that grabs the attention of children even more? What’s your response to a 5 year old who asks, “What’s a sex toy?” Save it for the 10 o’clock news you fools!!!!! You just sunk to the level of Channel 5 News. Get a clue…..

    • Victim Du Jour

      I liked hearing Liz say the word “Vibrator” — she’s good looking and it makes me think about stuff.

  • GreenMile

    This guy is NOT going to enjoy Prison…………..

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