New York man accused of rigging hunting camps to explode

As it turns out, hunters are pretty good at spotting traps.

A New Yorker allegedly tried to manipulate an explosion at a Hamilton County hunting camp – but luckily the potential targets noticed something was wrong and likely prevented the explosion from occurring.

Irving Talavera Jr. reportedly called in last week on allegations related to the incident.
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Irving Talavera Jr. is accused of installing fireworks on the frame of the front door of the hunting camp and setting them up so that they spark when the door is opened, WNYT reports. Prior to the incident, Talavera allegedly also used the camp’s propane stove to fill the camp with the flammable liquefied gas.

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Members of the hunting club identified Talavera as a former member of the group, reports The Daily Gazette. However, Talavera had previously been kicked out of the club.

After that, on March 21, two members of the club went to the camp to change the locks on the building in response to Talavera being removed, WNYT reports. As the two men approached the hunting camp, they noticed the smell of propane. This caused one of the men to go behind the building to turn off the propane tank. They then waited about 20 minutes for the gas to clear.

When they opened the door, the fireworks that Talavera had tampered with sparked, but there was no explosion.

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Talavera allegedly admitted to family members of his potential victims that he had turned on the propane and set the fireworks on the door. Talavera also reportedly claimed he was just kidding.

He called in last week on allegations related to the incident.

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