SHELBY, N.C. — A bomb was stuffed inside a teddy bear then left in the middle of a local neighborhood.
According to WSOC, experts are going over the device piece-by-piece trying to figure out who built it.
A man said he found the small bear on the side of the road while delivering papers near Lattimore Thursday morning.
He realized there was more to it when an object fell out that smelled like gasoline and had wires attached to it.
The man then brought it to his home near downtown Shelby on West Graham Street and something dropped out of it.
That's when he called 911.
A federal crime lab will take it apart and inspect it.
The Cleveland County Sheriff's Department is looking into how it got left on the side of a country road.
Sheriff officials here have found sound explosive devices on rural road before.
Investigators said this is the first time one was placed in a child's toy.