Pringles tube bomb hoaxer gets two years
Residents were evacuated and roads cordoned off for five and half hours in the scare.
Dwayne Barry (22), of Tom Kelly Flats, Charlemont Street, used Pringles’ tubes, screws, nails, drill bits, copper wire, torn black plastic bags and various types of masking tape to make the tubular devices.
One was placed under the wheel of a vehicle in a car park attached to an office block on Richmond Place and the other under another car parked outside a hostel, next to a second hostel and a block of flats, on Charlemont Street.
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A michael kors watches fter his arrest, Barry took full responsibility and told gardai it had been a prank because he wanted to see what would happen.
Barry pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two charges of possession of a Pringles tube with michael kors watches wires protruding from it in an effort to make it look like an incendiary device on September 16 and October 3, 2008.
He also pleaded guilty to placing the objects at Richmond Place and Charlemont Street on the same dates.
Barry has 62 previous convictions, which included a five year sentence with the final two years suspended for possession of e75,000 worth of heroin for sale or supply. He has also been convicted of robbery, criminal damage, road traffic offences and burglary.
Judge Patricia Ryan said she had taken into account Barry’s plea of guilty and admissions to gardai before she sentenced him to two years in prison, which she backdated to when he was first remanded.
Garda Joanne McCormack told the court that Barry’s fingerprints were found on both devices and his house was placed under surveillance on October 21, 2008.
A garda spotted an item being thrown from his flat and a subsequent search of Barry’s home revealed a toolbox, which was believed to be linked to the construction of the hoax bombs.