Man indicted for allegedly mailing phony bomb
Postal inspectors in Cleveland say they had little trouble identifying the sender of a fake bomb that closed a suburban Lakewood post office, caused evacuations and quieted one of the town's busiest streets. He put his return address on the package. Yesterday, 23-year-old Andrew Shondrick of Medina was indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of using the mail to intimidate. The charge could land Shondrick in prison for as much as five years. Officials say Shondrick intended to mail the phony bomb to a Lakewood woman. But it began to beep on August 19th in the Lakewood post office. The post office was closed, nearby buildings were evacuated and Warren Road was closed to traffic. A bomb squad detonated the device that had wires connected to four painted tubes that resembled dynamite and a switch to activate a buzzer and lights when the package was opened.