Pomona Police Department. Photo by John Schreiber.

In a scene from a trashy crime novel, authorities thought they may have found a possible bomb taped to the bottom of a vehicle in Pomona, so they detonated the item.

But the device turned out to be a harmless tracking device.

There was no word of who may have taped the tracking device to the bottom of the vehicle, how it was discovered or why it was there.

The item was found about 2:45 p.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of North Gibbs Street, according to Pomona police Lt. Jaime Gutierrez.

[symple_googlemap title=”Suspicious device” location=”1400 North Gibbs Street, Pomona, Ca” height=”300″ zoom=”13″]

The area around the intersection of Gibbs Street and McKinley Avenue were cleared and a sheriff’s bomb squad was called in, Gutierrez said.

Deputies could not immediately determine what the device was so they detonated it and subsequently concluded it was a tracking device, Gutierrez said.

The investigation was concluded by about 5:30 p.m., he said.

–City News Service

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