TUSCOLA COUNTY, Mich. (WILX) -- Michigan State Police are investigating after five pipe bombs were found inside firewood.
The devices were found in Tuscola County just east of Saginaw.
State police say a man was cutting the wood when he found a pipe bomb inside one of them.
It turns out that the bomb was real and very capable of exploding.
Within the past couple of months, similar devices were thrown onto the property that actually did explode but no one was hurt.
"I can't believe anyone would be that malicious against a person I've known so long that would help anyone that asked him," said neighbor Terry Sprowl.
Police say there were actually three pipe bombs in all, and a fourth piece of wood appeared to be prepared for a pipe bomb, but one wasn't place inside.