BEAVERTON, OR — There is no shortage of strange items that can be stuffed into convenience-store microwaves.
But police in Beaverton, Oregon, got more than they bargained for when they evacuated a 7-Eleven Tuesday after a suspicious object exploded inside the store’s microwave.
Officers were called out to the 7-Eleven at 4700 SW Murray Road after getting a report that an odd object was left in the store’s microwave. Portland Police evacuated the store, and then contacted the explosives unit.
According to police, the object turned out to be a urine sample that was wrapped in a hand warmer. “It appears that whoever was on his/her way to do a drug test did not feel that it was warm enough, so they decided to microwave it at 7-Eleven,” Beaverton Police spokesperson Mike Rowe said in a release. “The chemical makeup of the hand warmer did not agree with the microwave and exploded.”
Police said they will review security-camera footage from the store to find out who left the cup in the microwave.
The investigation continues.
Main photo: 7-Eleven in Beaverton, Oregon [Google Maps]