HOMESTEAD, Fla. – A roll of Reynolds aluminum foil was mistaken Friday for what looked like a pipe bomb inside a mailbox in Homestead, authorities said.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Felipe Lay said the object found at 28025 SW 168th Court looked like a metal pipe wrapped in foil, with an exposed fuse.
But authorities later realized that it was actually just a roll of Reynolds aluminum foil and that some twine was mistaken for the fuse.
Lay said Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and the Miami-Dade Police Department's bomb squad responded to the scene.
Authorities believe a friendly neighbor was likely just returning the aluminum foil.