Didn’t he think he was safe from seals two miles from the ocean?
The small bomb, usually used to scare off seals, went off near a hardware store and a gas station on Forest Avenue near Forest Hill Boulevard at 9 p.m. An officer in the area heard a loud bang. A resident told him a man had lit and thrown an explosive device near a gas station.
Michael Harley Henderson, a 28-year-old Pacific Grove resident, was located at a nearby liquor store and admitted to detonating the “seal bomb” and throwing a second unlit bomb into a trash can. The small cylinder-shaped bombs are about 3 inches long, police said.