Suspicious bucket leads to bomb squad call

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department called out its bomb squad after a stranger left  suspicious bucket at the end of the a driveway.

But instead of a bomb, the water-filled cat-litter bucket turned out to also contain a cell phone and cables.

The incident started at just after 4 p.m. on Friday when a resident called deputies after a man driving a car with a temporary plate dropped the two and a half-gallon bucket off beside a trash can on a cul de sac in Greenwood. The man then sped away from the scene.

The bomb squad investigated the suspicious package and after making sure it was safe, they opened the water-filled jug to discover the phone, wall cord and USB cable submerged inside.

Deputies report that they have no indication on why the package was left there, says Sheriff Doug Cox.