Further proof that whack-jobs are learning dangerous things on the Internet: a homemade bomb was responsible for injuring Unwritten Law guitarist Steve Morris.

According to a band statement, someone threw a homemade bomb onto Morris' porch in the early-morning hours of Aug. 30. The bomb, which failed to detonate, was apparently made of dry ice and an unidentified liquid placed inside a bottle. Morris picked up the seemingly harmless bottle and placed it in the freezer as evidence, believing that the person responsible was a neighbor who had complained about noise.

Lieutenant Lisa Miller of the San Diego Sheriff's Office said another glass bomb exploded against Morris' door. Morris called the police at 3:08 a.m. Deputies arrived at the scene at 3:15 a.m.

Morris took the other device from the freezer to show the police. Thirty seconds later, the bomb exploded. Lt. Miller reported that there were "multiple lacerations to the victim's hand and forehead."

The band was forced to cancel a few of the shows on their current tour.

Reached at home, Unwritten Law vocalist Scott Russo said the blast slammed Morris and his girlfriend "up against the wall-he suffered a concussion and it blew out his eardrums. We had to wait a couple of days for his ears to drain.

"It's crazy. The internet... you go onto [a certain Web site] and it tells you how to make 50 types of bombs. What's even crazier is that it turns out the [suspect] is the cousin of my former neighbor. My little brother had hung out with the guy a few days earlier."

Russo said Morris will be fine. "We're flying out today to get back on tour," he said.

Lt. Miller reports that Duvigneaud Martell was arrested in connection with the crime. "It appears to be some neighbor," she said. "He is currently in custody on $500,000 bail for making and using a destructive device and vandalism."

It's another bloody and bruised chapter in the sordid story of UL, whose career has taken high gear since the release of Elva in January. Their current single, "Up All Night," is No. 15 on the Modern Rock Chart. The album's first single, "Seein' Red," reached No. 1. The band will keep its scheduled appearance on Sunday, Sept. 8 at Street Scene.

Calendar

  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
See all events on Thursday, Apr 28