LAX workers get 3 years probation for dry ice bombs

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Two former airport vendor employees accused of setting off three dry ice explosions at Los Angeles International Airport last year pleaded no contest Friday.

Dicarlo Bennett, 28, and Miguel Angel Iniguez, 41, were sentenced to three years probation for felony possession of a destructive device. They each have to complete 480 hours of community service, according to the L.A. County District Attorney's office.

Both men worked for the airport-vendor Servisair.

The two are accused of placing three dry ice bombs at LAX on Oct. 13 last year. One of the dry ice bombs made in a 20-ounce plastic bottle exploded in the men’s employee-only bathroom. The others were found outside the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Two of the dry ice bombs exploded causing a Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad unit to respond, but no one was hurt by the denotations. LAPD officials said they believed the bombs were placed ask a prank.

After this incident, LAX airport officials changed rules on how dry ice is disposed of after an abandoned container of substance from a plane was used to make the bombs.

Employees must now take any dry ice, often used to keep airplane food fresh, to a warehouse and not leave it out on the tarmac.

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