There have been a ton of wild Pokémon-related stories over the years, but this one might take the cake for the craziest yet.

According to police reports, a 34-year-old man was arrested for allegedly building and detonating homemade explosives. Locals in the area had been hearing and feeling the effects of these explosions, which obviously caused quite a bit of concern in the surrounding neighborhood.

At 3:30 in the morning, police responded to reports of a loud explosion. When arriving on scene, the police found a sizable crater in the ground. Oddly, that crater happened to have Pokémon cards scattered all around it. This peculiar discovery is what broke the case wide open for police.

Upon seeing the cards, one of the officers remembered arresting someone named Jeremiah E. Burnette a few days earlier, and that person had a bunch of Pokémon cards on them. Someone had called the police on Burnette, as they got into a heated argument with them. Burnette reportedly ended this argument by saying ‘Boom,’ and then the caller found a lone Pokémon card on their front steps a few days later.

The police put two and two together and got a warrant to search Burnette’s home, which is when they found more Pokémon cards and other evidence related to the crimes. Burnette was arrested thereafter, and he admitted to detonating the explosives. Unfortunately, Burnette never explained why he was building these devices or using Pokémon cards as a makeshift ‘calling card.’

Burnette was charged with two counts of possessing a destructive device and two counts of using a destructive device.

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