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Police: Man tried to ignite homemade bomb at car dealership

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A 34-year-old Johns Creek man is accused of attempting to detonate a homemade bomb at a car dealership.

Police say Quinton Smith was apparently seeking revenge after being fired from a vendor RBM Mercedes in Alpharetta. He allegedly exploded the homemade device at the business Monday morning.

No employees were there at the time. Service manager Scott Petherbridge said he found piece of broken glass and burn marks on a car and the asphalt.

"I saw a glass jar…that was broken with some carbon material in it, something had been burned and charred," said Petherbridge.

Police say they then looked through security video and spotted Smith, a former employee of a vendor involved with parking and washing cars at the dealership. Authorities searched Smith's home in Johns Creek and found evidence that he'd be at certain websites.

"Looking at different sites on how to manufacture or produce incendiary devices, bombs," said Forsyth County Sheriff Ted Paxton.

Paxton says Smiths' homemade bomb consisted of two jars with chemicals designed to interact and explode. He says that when it didn't go off, Smith mixed the chemicals himself, causing burns to the blacktop and a vendor's car.

Remnants of the bomb are being tested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

"This did not appear to be targeted at the dealership or any of its customers," said Petherbridge.

Smith is being held at the Forsyth County Jail without bond.

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