Local law enforcement officials are urging local residents to be cautious around any strange bottles they might find.
Brazil City Police Chief Dave Archer confirmed the department is currently investigating the discovery an "over-pressure device" left in the mailbox at an undisclosed residence in the city, while Clay County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Rob Gambill confirmed another device was discovered at an undisclosed Clay County residence.
Both Archer and Gambill told The Brazil Times certain details would not be released at this time to protect the integrity of the separate investigations.
However, they confirmed both incidents involved 1-liter bottles with an unidentified mixture of liquids inside, that when combined, create too much pressure in the bottle and explode.
"You don't want to kick or shake them," Gambill said. "Don't even touch or move them because that could activate the device, no matter how long they have been laying around."
Both officers believe in the "better safe than sorry" policy.
"There's no need to panic, but people really need to be aware of any strange bottles they might discover and make sure they don't touch or move them," Archer said. "If a person finds something like this, they need to contact authorities about where it is located immediately.
To report information about these cases, contact the Brazil City Police Department at 446-2211, or the Clay County Sheriff's Department at 446-2535.