GREER, S.C. (WSPA) – The Greer Police Department said that they are investigating a malicious damage incident regarding damages to multiple mailboxes.
According to officers, they responded to the Franklin Pointe subdivision this morning around 12:30 a.m. Upon arrival, officers found that a mailbox cluster had been destroyed by some type of unknown device.
Adam Touma, an attorney with Touma Law Group says proving what device was used will be difficult.
He says if debris is used in court an expert would need to testify.
“In this case unless they find debris that they can put together or can track down (it will be difficult),” Adam Touma, an Attorney with Touma Law Group said. “It didn’t seem large enough of an explosion to be able to determine what exact device was used.”
The Greer Police Department tells 7 News in a statement quote “We are continuing our investigation into this incident. We are asking for the public’s help in identifying those individuals who may have been involved.” Officers say the suspects’ vehicle is a white four door sedan.
“They probably thought they were having fun and they don’t realize how serious it can be,” Touma siad. “Maybe bigger charges come out of it. I don’t know. It is really dangerous putting bombs in people’s mailboxes or anywhere that is really dangerous.”
Touma says those responsible could face state and federal charges.
He says the penalty could vary.
Additionally, he says with four mailboxes exploding, rather than one, that could also increase the penalty.
“If it’s one malicious injury with a 30-day misdemeanor but then you have four of those potentially you could be facing 120 days,” Touma said. “If they wanted to run them concurrently instead of consecutively, it makes it more dangerous for them, the defendant.”
Officers said that there were no injuries during the incident.
Detectives are currently working to identify the suspects involved. If anyone has information regarding the incident please call the Greer Police Department at (864) 848-2151.