Las Cruces, NM – Anthony Stromberg, 44, taught his 6yr old son how to make explosives. Bombs. You get that? It’s alleged that Anthony, who has extensive knowledge in weapon making, felt a need to pass his skills on to his kidlet. Defectives report that Anthony showed him how to assemble bombs and took him to the desert on more than one occasion to blow shit up. Police were tipped off after the son confided in an adult, that Anthony was planning on kidnapping and shooting the kindergartner’s mother because of an argument two weeks prior. Anthony and the child’s mother have shared custody with the mother being the primary caretaker. The Las Cruces Police Department’s SWAT team – assisted by officers from New Mexico State Police, the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – arrested Mr Stromberg on one count of child abuse. He is currently being held with bond set at $150,000.
Detectives are continuing their investigation and suspect more charges will follow. This quality adult figure has prior charges from 2006 for theft, battery against a household member, resisting arrest and assaulting a law enforcement officer. Stromberg, a heavy equipment operator, also had warrant for his arrest for driving with a suspended license. That’s prime family bonding right there. I can see the family games they played together – cars, hide and seek, cops and robbers, how to kill your mama properly, the correct wire assembly to avoid accidentally blowing yourself up….it warms my cockles. Good job, numb nuts.
Tags: Child Abuse, explosives, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Threats