Photograph article dated March 9, 1961

“Exploding mailboxes in an exclusive Encino residential neighborhood are arousing a vigilante-type reaction in some homeowners. The latest victim, Frank A. Fuller of 4495 Libbit Ave., whose mailbox was blown from its curbside mounting Friday by some kind of explosive, said: “I own this place, I pay taxes and I’m going to protect myself and my property.”

The explosive that shattered Fuller’s rural-type mailbox was powerful enough to hurl the tin-sheeting across the street, throw part of the mailbox onto the roof of the Fuller home and splinter a two-inch thick piece of wood.

Mr. Fuller, West Coast representative for three Philadelphia-based electronics firms, said the exploding mailbox was part of continuing vandalism that has plagued his neighborhood.”

Source: LAPL

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