Dean Ruff is relieved after finding out his stock box, which initially gave him a scare yesterday, was pre-used for a style of sinkers called “Bomb Sinker Moul”.
Dean Ruff is relieved after finding out his stock box, which initially gave him a scare yesterday, was pre-used for a style of sinkers called “Bomb Sinker Moul”. CHRIS ISON

Bomb scare at bait and tackle shop

WHEN Rockhampton businessman Dean Ruff opened his stock order from Melbourne yesterday morning he was caught by surprise

After opening a box from the top, Dean, the owner of Kalka Bait and Tackle, turned it to the front only to discover a disturbing word written in thick black permanent marker.

“At first I thought about reporting it to the police because I was frightened there could be a bomb hidden inside,” Dean said yesterday.

“It scared the hell out of my wife too,” he said.

He decided to call the wholesaler who revealed it was a re-used stock box which originally carried a style of sinkers called “Bomb Sinker Moul”.

“They told me that the box was marked with the word bomb so it could be picked out of the warehouse easily,” Dean said.

The 25-year-old, who has owned his business for the past five years, said when he called the Melbourne wholesaler, they apologised for the scare. Dean said despite the initial shock, he was relieved after finding out it was an unintentional scare.



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