VERO BEACH, Fla. -- A Vero Beach man who was angry with his wife left a phony bomb on a kitchen counter, an Indian River County Sheriff's Office spokesman said Friday.
Randolph Smith, 51, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, planting a hoax bomb and resisting arrest without violence.
Thursday night, deputies received a call from a woman who said her husband left a gray pipe with a wire protruding from one end on the kitchen counter. There were several hand-written notes on the counter, including one that read, "This is (an) explosive. (It's) a bomb."
Smith's wife told deputies she is in the process of getting a divorce.
The bomb squad was called and determined that the device didn't contain any explosives.
Deputies tracked Smith down at a Burger King and arrested him. During questioning, Smith tried to leave the interview room and had to be handcuffed, according to the arrest report.
Smith told detectives that he left the hoax bomb on the counter because his wife "pissed him off."