Glitter bomb, note saying ‘make better decisions’ sent to Wake County commissioner

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The Wake County Sheriff’s Office said it is investigating after a glitter bomb was sent to the vice chairman of the Wake County Board of Commissioners Greg Ford.

Ford confirmed the device was sent to his home and that his 8-year-old daughter opened the package. Ford said his daughter thought it was a toy they’d ordered off Amazon.

“The glitter did get in her eyes and a little in her mouth. Big noise. It pretty much startled her and (she) started crying,” Ford said.

It happened earlier this month.

The device included a message urging the recipient to go to a website to see if the sender left a note. Investigators said they did. They wrote, “make better decisions next time.”

“It’s one thing to disagree with policy or practices or with things like that. But I think this thing is beyond the pale,” Ford said.

“Commissioner Ford has been in the public eye because of the recent issue regarding Crooked Creek,” said Wake County Public Information Officer Eric Curry.

Ford had been vocal in the decision to sell the former Crooked Creek golf course in Fuquay-Varina. Many in the area hoped the county would make it a park.  

Curry said it was unclear if the sender was trying to scare Ford.

Investigators said the package was sent by Ruin Days.

According to its website, people can buy glitter bombs and send them anonymously. The cost for a similar one is $19.99.

“The glitter used is very finite. So, the most damage it really did probably in the home was just spread into the carpet,” Curry said.

“It’s unacceptable,” Ford said.

The sheriff’s office said it turned its findings over to the district attorney’s office, which determined the device wasn’t intended to harm anyone. Curry said criminal charges wouldn’t follow.

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