Autistic Boy Tries to Become Friends with Teens, Gets Fingers Blown Off
Some unidentified teens allegedly threw a small bomb, disguised as golf ball, at Michael Boggan on Friday afternoon (video below).
As Michael picked the ball up, it exploded.
The homemade bomb injured his legs and blew away most of his fingers.
Michael’s mother, Rebecca Boggan, wants the main teen prankster to be charged with attempted murder.
Michael, who is autistic, was trying to be friends with the group of boys when he unwittingly took the homemade bomb in his hands, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. The bomb was reportedly made of ball bearings and white powder.
The 15-year-old had to have nine hours of surgery after the explosion.
“Horrific injuries. His hands are just bones and skin and he just kept saying ‘wake me up, wake me up” said Rebecca. “I want the main offender to be charged with attempted murder. Look what they have done. Co-operate with police.”
The three teens — ages 15 to 18 — who allegedly gave Michael the bomb were also taken to the hospital for minor injuries.