Man accused of throwing explosive device arrested in Publix parking lot

Orange County deputies said a man who threw a small bomb at someone from his car is now behind bars.
John Cintron, 26, was arrested in a Publix parking lot Tuesday on Orlando Avenue in Winter Park.
The parking lot was blocked off as the bomb squad checked Cintron’s vehicle.
Deputies said the incident with the explosive happened Monday night, but the device never went off.
They said Cintron threw the device at an ex-friend near a Sand Lake Road strip mall.
The victim told police Cintron told him, “I made a grenade just for you,” and then lit the wick that was inserted in a bottle of gunpowder before throwing it at him.
The device never exploded, but when Cintron was spotted in the Publix parking lot the next day, deputies didn’t want to take any chances as to what may have been in his car.
“It blows my mind that he was doing that kind of stuff, because he seemed pretty normal,” said Tim Ferrucci.
Ferrucci lives above Cintron’s apartment in MetroWest. He was stunned to hear his neighbor may have been creating homemade explosives.






“That he was right downstairs, making this stuff. It could have gone off, and I was right up here. Yeah, definitely worries me,” said Ferrucci.
Customers were escorted out of the store as the bomb squad investigated.
The victim said he and Cintron were once friends, but had a falling out.
The judge told Cintron not to go near the victim.
Cintron is being held in jail on a $26,000 bond.