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Landscaper Exploded Mailbox Over Late $20 Payment 

A Florida landscaper allegedly placed a homemade explosive device inside a mailbox at the house of one of his clients because they owed him $20 for services rendered. 

29-year-old Petr J. Dusek lives in Cocoa Beach. He is a landscaper in Brevard County, Florida, and a convicted felon on probation and parole until 2024. 

On the evening of May 19, Dusek allegedly went to the Merritt Island home of a client who had a past due bill of $20 for landscaping services that he provided. 

According to reports, Dusek allegedly placed a homemade explosive device in the mailbox at the house and set it off.  

When the mailbox exploded, it was reported that the owner of the house and their neighbors heard a loud bang.  

The man who lives in the home said he saw pieces of his mailbox as it blew apart, and his neighbors reported that they felt the ground shake from the blast. 

The authorities were notified, and when they went to the scene, they reported that a speed limit sign nearby was damaged and bent from the explosion. 

The homeowner explained that he had just moved in a couple of days prior to the incident, and he said his neighbors told him about the situation with the landscaper. 

Dusek was taken into custody and incarcerated in the Brevard County Jail. He is facing charges for making or possessing a destructive device, possession of a destructive device to cause bodily harm, felon in possession of a weapon, 9 felony counts of criminal mischief, one misdemeanor count of criminal mischief, and aggravated assault. 

Dusek was still incarcerated and awaiting a court appearance when this piece was written. 

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now. 

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