San Francisco police have discovered strange baseball bats on various spots in the city for the third day in a row.
The first sighting of the bats came on the morning of Thanksgiving when police discovered 15 of them, some with metal spikes sticking out of them. By Saturday morning the number had increased to 27 as more of these objects were found around the city.
“We thought it was possibly an explosive device. As you can see, we evacuated the area,” said San Francisco police Lt. Nick Rainsford on Thursday.
As the bats spread throughout the city, police still have no clue who is behind it.
“There were bolts in this thing. They had drilled holes in it. They knew what they were doing. Whoever did this put it together, this was not put together in an hour,” San Francisco resident Gerrie Burke told ABC7 News.
Even though the motives are yet unknown, the law enforcement officials has been put on a high alert. San Francisco police sergeant Michael Andraychak said the spikes on the objects allowed them to be considered a prohibited or deadly weapon, which is linked to a felony.