A Simsbury man was sentenced to 37 months in prison Tuesday on an explosives charge after tossing a homemade bomb into pickup truck and and broadcasting internet videos he made of similar explosions at a state forest in East Hartland.
David Bourne, 38, is accused of throwing a pipe bomb into the back of an unidentified victim’s pick-up truck a year and a half ago. Investigators said the incident was the result of a family dispute and Bourne’s lawyer said in legal filings that no one was hurt.
“The device, a PVC tube stuffed with black powder, caused a loud explosion, but caused little damage to the pickup truck — it scattered garbage that was in a bag in the truck bed and appears to have loosened a rear light on the truck,” the lawyer, Miles Gerety said.
Bourne, who has a criminal record that includes assault, breach of peace, and violation of protective orders, also admitted that on an earlier date, he and a friend, identified by federal prosecutors as Rory Mocarsky of East Hartland, recorded themselves setting off homemade bombs at Tunxis State Forest and posted the video on YouTube.