WASECA, Minn. (WCCO) – A Waseca man who was charged with turning a sex toy into a bomb, with the intentions of giving it to an ex-girlfriend, has reportedly reached a plea agreement.
KEYC-TV in Mankato reports that Terry Allan Lester will plead guilty to his charge of creating an explosive device in exchange for having the charge of making terroristic threats dropped.
The incident was reported to police 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.”
According to the original criminal complaint, police examined the package and found it 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.
Police say the device was missing a key starting element, but it still could have exploded.
Sentencing has been set for June 28, KEYC reports.
WEB EXTRA: Read The Original Criminal Complaint (.PDF)