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Morro Bay bar hit by small explosive Tuesday night

A Morro Bay bar was hit by vandals Tuesday night – shattering the front window with a small explosive device.

The vandalism happened just before 9 p.m. at the Fuel Dock on Main Street when an unidentified male about 20 years old, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and camouflage pants, walked up to the window and attached the device. It detonated seconds later, completely shattering the window.

The explosive device - known as a seal bomb by some fishermen - is often used to scare mammals away from fishing grounds. Glass fragments were blown inside the bar but no one was injured. The suspect, observed by the bartender, fled on foot from the bar and police were not able to locate him. A possible suspect was later contacted by police. No arrests have been made.

The Morro Bay Police Department is asking that anyone with information regarding the incident call 772-6225.

--AnnMarie Cornejo

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