Deputies receive multiple reports of mailboxes blown up in Spart - FOX Carolina 21

Deputies receive multiple reports of mailboxes blown up in Spartanburg Co.

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Damaged mailbox in Spartanburg County (June 20, 2017/FOX Carolina) Damaged mailbox in Spartanburg County (June 20, 2017/FOX Carolina)
Damaged mailbox in Spartanburg County (June 20, 2017/FOX Carolina) Damaged mailbox in Spartanburg County (June 20, 2017/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office said a man filed a report after several mailboxes were vandalized on Friday.

Deputies said the man reported hearing a loud explosion on Flatwood Road and later saw a mailbox outside the home had been blown up. Part of it was reportedly hanging from a power line.

The man reported seeing similar damage to other mailboxes on the street.

Deputies said due to low manpower and high call volume, they were not able to send anyone out to look at the damage.

On Saturday, deputies were dispatched to 963 Hanging Rock Road in Boiling Springs after a neighbor called 911 and reported hearing an explosion at the vacant house next door. 

"It shook the whole house and felt like a bomb went off. We didn't know what it was. It scared us," said Graham Blackwood.

Graham Blackwood said he heard the explosion around midnight. 

The Boiling Springs Fire Department responded to the call and requested deputy assistance. Firefighters told deputies they witnessed a large amount of smoke in the air and thought it to be a structure fire.

"We saw a bunch of smoke in our bushes billowing over from the neighbors yard," said Blackwood.

When they arrived at the home, deputies said they found pieces of a blown up mailbox scattered around the yard.

The responding deputy reported seeing the mailbox post still there, but debris was scattered within a 50-foot radius in all directions.

"If somebody was standing right there at it, they could have been killed. It was a very big explosion," said Blackwood.

A FOX Carolina crew captured photos of two damaged mailboxes on Flatwood Road and Hanging Rock Road on Tuesday.

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