Terry Allen Lester of Waseca, Minn. was arrested for allegedly giving his ex-girlfriend a sex toy for a Christmas present. Not just any sex toy, though! This one was rigged with a bomb.
In a nutshell, Lester's alleged plan was to trick his ex into opening a box labeled "Christmas presents" that he'd left behind when he was evicted from their apartment. Inside the box was a sex toy that had "been modified with gun powder and buck shot, which were connected to a trigger inside the battery port." Lester apparently believed that he could pull some kind of "trigger" and by doing so "blow them up." Huh.
Lester apparently had, in the words of WCCO, two other women "he had previously been involved with where the relationship ended poorly," and material for two other dildo-bombs. But what points his murder-revenge plot wins for originality, it loses for total incompetence. For one thing, his incendiary device was "missing a key starting element." For another thing, no ex-girlfriend in her right mind would accept a sex toy as a Christmas gift. (Also, Lester seems to have told a lot of people about his plan, which is understandable, given how visionary it was, but not a good idea if he wanted to get away with it.)