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York man reports second mailbox explosion

A York man told police someone blew up his mailbox for the second time.

The 48-year-old was at his Little Branch Drive home when he heard a loud noise just before midnight Friday, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office report. When he looked outside, he saw flames.

About a month ago, the man told deputies someone had blown up his plastic mailbox, though he hadn’t reported it, the report states. His new mailbox was made of metal.

Deputies looked inside the mailbox, which was scorched in several spots, according to the report. There were pieces of brown paper inside and outside the mailbox, one of which appeared to be a fireworks mortar shell.

The explosion caused pine needles on the lawn across the street to catch fire, but the man and neighbors put it out, the report states.