Hades hath no fury

Allegedly Sheila Ellenbogen, 39, was apparently concerned about one of her ex-boyfriend’s female aquaintances. Ellenbogen allegedly sent the aquaintance a letter. The letter was reportedly a fake immigration letter to the aquaintance, on paper with a fake immigration letterhead. Police found the letter on her computer and have notified federal officials. According to police “It appears the motive was to adversely impact the victim’s relationship with her former boyfriend.”

But the information about the letter came out only as a result of another incident.

Neighbors have said they saw Ellenbogen break a window to the home Nov. 24 th.

And early on Nov. 28 th the ex-boyfriend woke up to the sound of hissing. He investigated and found a garden hose running into his window, with the other end attached to a propane tank. He was able to throw the hose out of the window, then called police.

No one was injured in the incident. But police say that the potential was there that if the boyfriend had not found the device in time, it could have caused asphyxiation of all the home’s residents or it could have caused an explosion. And besides the boyfriend, there were 5 other people in the multi-family home that night.

Police say they were able to determine that Ellenbogan was the one who rigged the device, because she left fingerprints. And they also checked her computer, finding information about the attack, as well as the letter to the female aquaintance.

Ellenbogan has been charged with 6 counts of attempted murder, as well as with placing explosives with the intent to cause injury, possession of an infernal device, breaking and entering, and malicious destruction of property .

bostonherald.com        cbs4boston.com    boston.com

eyewitnessnews.com         thebostonchannel.com

Thankfully, no one was injured. But she was mad at one person. And out of her anger at the ex-boyfriend she was willing to destroy not only him, but everyone around him. One little spark was all it would have taken, to explode the whole house into a raging inferno. Or for the boyfriend to have slept through- they would never have woken up.

Though she has been charged with 6 counts of attempted murder, look at the total of what was endangered. Firefighters and police officers responding to the scene, destruction of the home, and even neighbors homes could have been endangered if the home had exploded.

And why? It sounds as though the ex-boyfriend wanted to move on, and she didn’t want to. Well, I don’t think there is too much of a chance they will ever get back together now!


1 Comment

  1. Art said,

    December 20, 2006 at 5:35 am


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