PA Couple Tries to Blow Up Car With Flaming Tampons

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By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq. on January 19, 2012 4:58 AM

There are dozens of ways to blow up a car, but flaming tampons may be the most creative way yet.

Police in Metal Township, Penn. arrested Patricia and Quentin Deshong for allegedly carrying out such an attack earlier this month. The pair reportedly ambushed a green Ford Fusion and broke the car's windshield and windows; dented its body; and disconnected its hoses.

They also left blood on the front passenger seat.

Investigators believe the Deshongs removed the car's gas and oil caps and inserted flaming tampons into the engine and gas tank, reports the Smoking Gun. Tampons were found in both compartments along with ashes.

Patricia Deshong seems to the mastermind behind the flaming tampon attack. She's Facebook friends with the car's owner, and posted a wall message about exacting revenge.

She was also carrying the car's license plate and registration card in her purse when police located her and Quentin in a nearby bar. They were subsequently hauled in for public drunkenness, according to the Probable Cause Affidavit.

Both have since been charged with two counts of felony criminal mischief and attempted arson, according to the Chambersburg Public Opinion. Patricia has also been charged with theft and making terroristic threats.

Stealing a license plate? A crime. Threatening to kill a State Trooper while being held at the station? A terroristic threat -- and not very bright.

Yeah, as if trying to blow up a car with flaming tampons wasn't enough, Patricia Deshong threatened to "f---ing kill" a state trooper.

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