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A Minnesota man has been cuffed on charges of "creating an explosive device and making terroristic threats" after allegedly rigging the worst Xmas present ever for an ex-girlfriend – an exploding vibrator. Terry Allen Lester. Pic: Waseca County According to the Criminal Complaint (PDF), Terry Allen Lester, 37, (pictured) was …


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  1. Charles Calthrop
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    dildon't believe hair like that still exists

    blah blah blah it angle. Who cares when you can pull a gem of a story out of the bag like this. awesome hair awesome story

    1. Aaron Em

      It's called a 'mullet'...

      ...and it is alive and well in many areas of the United States, including my own hometown.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Aaron

        Ever known anyone named Lester before? When I saw that guys pic and then his name... there's really no surprise about the rest of the story.

        No offense to anyone, but that surname has a rep.

        1. Anonymous Coward

          @Ever known anyone named Lester before?

          like, I don't know him, dude, but, y' know, the journalist who wrote the piece is totally named Lester. Does your characterisation of Lesters apply to him too?

        2. wayne 8

          His nickname is Moe

          as in Minnesota Moe Lester

      2. Graham Bartlett


        The Black Mullet, indeed. And I'm sure I've seen him as Henchman #2 in some late-80s straight-to-video action film. Or does the US have a lot of folk who look like that?

        On the mullet theme, my son (8 weeks) was born with a reasonable head of hair, and it's growing quite fast. Thing is, it's growing a lot faster at the back than the front, so in a few weeks I'm pretty sure I'm going to have a Mullet Baby. I thought this would be unusual, but Googling it, it seems there are plenty of them around, so add another to the rollcall. I love digital cameras - it'll be so much easier to distribute embarrassing photos when he's older!

  2. Anonymous Coward

    Gotta say it

    Did the earth move for you?

    1. BongoJoe


      Writing "Happy Xmas, Bitch" would mean that the recipient would be less likely to use the thing than if it were wrapped up as an anonymous romatic present?

      Hand grenade - just because.

      1. Aaron Em

        Long on viciousness, short on brains

        And don't call me Shirley.

      2. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

        Re: Shirley

        A hand shandy grenade?

        1. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

          Re: Re: Shirley

          Sex bomb.

          Gland mine.

          Improvised ecstatic device.


          1. genghis_uk

            Getting a bit excited there Sarah?

            Must be a slow Friday...

          2. Mike Flugennock
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            Re: Re: Re: Shirley

            Well, damn. Looks like our Moderatrix is really "on" today.

          3. Graham Marsden

            @Sarah Bee

            You're getting off on those puns, aren't you...? ;-)

            1. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

              Re: @Sarah Bee

              They're just puns. It's what I do. I don't know what you do for fun around your place but I suspect it is icky.

              1. Graham Marsden

                @Sarah Bee

                You should be able to figure out the answer to that question from previous posts I've made, but if not, ask Jane Fae :-)

                (And it's only icky if someone consents to it being icky!)

        2. peter 45

          With apologies to Tom Jones

          Sex bomb sex bomb you're a sex bomb

          You can give it to me when I need to come along

          Sex bomb sex bomb you're my sex bomb

          And baby you can turn me on

          You know what you're doing to me don't you, Ha, Ha, I know you do

          Now Don't get me wrong ain't gonna do you no harm

          This bomb's made for lovin' and you can shoot it far

          I'm your main target come and help me ignite

          Love struck holding you tight

          Make me explode although you know the route to go

      3. Steven Hunter


        "less likely to use the thing than if it were wrapped up as an anonymous romatic present?"

        Would *you* use a sex toy that was sent to you anonymously?

  3. Anonymous Coward

    Business at the front, party at the back

    I must say, this mulleted would-be misogyhadist's wild vibratorly scheming is rather half-cocked.

  4. Ginolard

    Gotta say it II

    Bet that's the last time a girl ever says "Blow me!" to him

  5. MnM
    Paris Hilton

    Paris is wondering

    if it would have touched the sides

  6. Anonymous Coward

    This post will probably be deleted. Heh heh

    Brings new meaning to the phrase:

    "I made her explode last night".

    1. hplasm

      The best bang

      since the Big Bang.

      That's mine with the two collars...

      1. BorkedAgain

        No, no, NO.

        "The best bang since the big one." - Mine's the one with the wide collar and three sleeves. Thank you.

        (not sure it's healthy to have known that by heart without having to look it up...)

        That's a nasty piece of work there, though. And the fact that he managed to have three relationships (albeit ones that went very wrong) with that hair and that attitude... Well, says a lot. Not sure what, but it says a lot of it.

        1. Aaron Em

          What it says, I think...

 that that part of Minnesota doesn't offer a hell of a lot of options.

          1. skeptical i

            @Aaron, re: options

            The fact that mullet-man Lester could get vibrators would indicate that there ARE options ... even in the furthest reaches of Minnesota.

  7. lansalot

    mind you..

    My mate Michelle wasn't phased..

    - nothing like a good bang for christmas

    - the orgasms just blew me away

    - i was so turned on by my new vibe i could have exploded everywhere

    Thumbs-up for her then...

  8. lansalot

    Love it..

    This has so much potential for a tabloid-style pun-tastic headline.. I'm racking my brains, hope someone else is having more luck than me... :-(

    1. Elmer Phud


      Dumb Dude Done for Dodgy Dildo

  9. S Larti

    worst Xmas present ever?

    Nah, I've had worse. A rigged vibrator you can at least throw away, presents from in-laws on the other hand...

  10. Loyal Commenter Silver badge

    Mullet: Check

    Dodgy Tache: Check

    What's the betting this guy also drives a Chevy pick-up with a shotgun on the passenger seat and selection of cheap pornography in the glove-box?

    1. Aaron Em

      Anything else would be a sucker bet...

      ...except the pickup might be a Ford or maybe a Dodge, and the shotgun's probably on the gun rack in the back window of the cab -- the passenger seat is for unregistered handguns, which are much more wieldy in the confines of a truck cab than long arms. (Sure, you could saw off a shotgun instead, but a) then you couldn't hunt with it any more, and b) a sawed-off shotgun'll send you to jail longer, because even in West Bumfuck, Alabama, it's considered a "gang banger weapon".)

      1. Naughtyhorse

        cough splutter

        west bumfuck... priceless

        1. Danny 6

          It's Alabama

          That's east bumfuck. Idaho is west.

        2. Anonymous Coward

          cough splutter

          West Bumfuck, which is due south of East Bumfuck. The guy who named them had the map turned 90 degrees when he was choosing names.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Black Helicopters

      The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.

      It might be a Chevy, Ford, or even a Dodge, but it's a sure bet it's 20 years old, beat up and covered with rust, but has a practically new high performance engine under the hood.

      Black helicopter because this guy is on every list in the country now.

  11. Lghost

    He faces 10 years inside if convicted,

    Surely if convicted he faces more than just 10 years ?

    in the land of consecutive 999 year sentences ~:o

  12. Disco-Legend-Zeke

    The Most Fiendish...

    ...bomb i ever saw looked like a paper coffee cup.

    It was placed on top of the victom's car, and went off when he lifted it.

    The whole thing was caught on tape in a casino parking garage.

    MORAL: Always use valet.

    1. Anonymous Coward

      thats easy...

      its just a grenade with a very fast timer.... cup holds trigger handle in place lifting the cup off the grenade allows the trigger to flip then boom.

  13. chairman_of_the_bored

    I can't resist it either...

    If he had made more than one he could have had a gang bang?

  14. IglooDude

    A classic love story, really...

    Boy meets girl, they fall in love, they fall out of love, they argue bitterly and break up, and boy plots to blow girl up with explosives-filled sex toy. Sure it's been overdone by Hollywood over the years, but in its purest form it still brings a tear to the eye just thinking about it.

  15. Anonymous Coward

    Brings a whole new meaning... the phrase 'Dirty Bomb'

  16. ElNumbre
    Black Helicopters

    Terroristic a real word?

    Well, a Google search for terroristic has shown plenty of dictionary matches - I thought it was terrorist or terrorism. Or tourism if you've got a certain accent.

    Black choppers because well, that Google search will have flagged up on some govt system.

    1. LaeMing



    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Terroristic a real word?

      No, but dildotastic is.

      Now you're going to have to google that to find out whether I've just made it up or not.

  17. Joe K

    Isn't that....

    ...Kenny "Fucking" Powers?

    Sheesh, the shit he learnt down in Mexico.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      War crime?

      I thought lab mines were against the Geneva convention

  18. Anonymous Coward

    As Basil Brush would say

    Boom! Boom!

  19. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    This dildo came with an enormous seven-segment LED display and beep-beep-beeped its way down to the suitably explosive climax.

  20. Jimbo 6

    "Lindner’s Liquor where Lester was a regular customer"

    Colour me unsurprised.

  21. Stuart 18
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    Booby trap now redundant: suitable synonym sought

    A pint for the best alternative modern slang based on this case:-)

    Any comments on nipple arousal suiting the original phrase not allowed. Ms Bee please moderate suitably.

    Regards Stu

  22. fn0rd


    Improvised Erogenous Device.

  23. Anonymous Coward


    I think he watched too much South Park... He was trying to smuggle Snuke up her Snaz!

  24. Christoph

    Testing required

    Gadgets like this should be tested before deployment - bend over please, sir. Welcome to your new "Edward the Second".

  25. Simon 26

    Let's see...

    if he likes it up him.

  26. Blubster

    May as well join in

    with the `quips`.

    New design dildos - more bang for your buck.

  27. MinionZero

    Amazing how far some would go

    @It contained "gunpowder, BB shot and buck shot"

    Its a wonder he wasn't charged with attempted murder. Its basically a stick of explosive. (I saw a case on TV some time ago like this where a guy put a similar sort of sized thing placed under the driver seat of his wife's car and it did nearly kill her and that was through a thick seat. This case could have been an internal blast which would have been horrific).

    Shame Minnesota doesn't have the death penalty, as I'm sure his ex-girlfriend could make very effective use of this vibrator on him ... "Houston, we have lift off!" ... Its a fitting end for the guy. Just one thing, before using it, she could even shout "fire in the hold!". :)

  28. Kubla Cant


    <quote>the two remaining occupants discovered "items that made them uncomfortable"</quote>

    I should have thought an exploding dildo would tend to do that, though I lack the anatomy to be sure. Does this mean they tried it out before they called the cops?

  29. lansalot
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    So it took me a while...

    Mock-cock ticky-tock bomb-clock shock ?

    I'll get my coat.. :-(

  30. Anonymous Coward

    She Bangs...

    with apologies to Ricky Martin...


    And she bangs, she bangs

    Oh baby

    When she moves, she moves

    I go crazy

    'Cause she looks like a flower but she stings

    like a bee

    Like every girl in history

    She bangs, she bangs


  31. Anonymous Coward

    Surprised none of the women said

    that he was giving them a bad vibe

    1. Hollerith 1

      What they said was...

      ...he's a goddamn murdering bastard, caught thanks to us.

  32. asiaseen


    banging the girlfriend

  33. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Batteries not included.

    It's a good thing they didn't receive those presents: could have smashed all their teeth.

    "...with whom he'd been sharing a Waseca apartment."

    Are you sure it wasn't a trailer?

  34. E 2

    Should be an attempted murder charge

    What the title says.

  35. Robert Carnegie Silver badge


    This is appalling if true, appalling. Why didn't he just shoot her, that's what most American men do in his situation.

  36. Allan George Dyer

    "terroristic threats"

    terrifying threats?

    The prosecutor should be charged with assault on the English language.

  37. Trainee grumpy old ****

    Have I got this right?

    Only 10 years for a most ghastly premeditated murder but life for armed robbery netting 11 dollars?

  38. Martin Maloney

    Toys for Twats?

    Q: How do you make pickle bread?

    A: You start with some dill dough...

  39. kain preacher


    The Feds still can come in and charge him.

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