A Texas woman mailed bombs to prominent politicians, and one of them opened his

A Texas woman mailed bombs to prominent politicians, and one of them opened his
A Texas woman was charged with mailing homemade explosives to Texas Governor Greg Abbott (left), former President Barack Obama, and the Social Security Administration office. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Julia Poff, a 46-year-old woman from Texas, has been charged with sending homemade bombs to some high-level political figures and one government office.

Poff allegedly used a cellphone, a cigarette box and a salad dressing cap to mail explosives to former President Barack Obama, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, and the Social Security Administration offices in October 2016.

Abbott actually opened his package, but fortunately it did not detonate because “he did not open it as designed,” according to court records.

What was the motive?

Poff didn’t receive support from her ex-husband, so she sent a bomb to Abbott, who was the Texas Attorney General at the time.

She was denied social security benefits, so she sent a bomb to the Social Security Administration.

And Obama? She just doesn’t like him, so she sent him a bomb as well.

How did she get caught?

Investigators found a cat hair under an address label on Obama’s bomb, and used that to trace the package back to Poff.

They also used a Texas tobacco stamp on the cigarette box used to make Abbott’s bomb back to the store where the cigarettes were sold.

Explosive powders from the packages matched materials found in Poff’s home.

Poff has been charged with six counts, including mailing injurious articles and transporting explosives with the intent to kill and injure. She’s being held in a Houston federal detention center.

(H/T Fox News)

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