ORLANDO, Fla. -- Members of the Orange County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad blew up a 2-foot-high stuffed pony on Tuesday.
Neighbors said the placement of the stuffed toy made it appear suspicious to them.
The toy was found in a cul-de-sac next to a park near Waterbridge Elementary.
"It just looked like it was placed in a really suspicious place," resident Scott Kilwein said.
"We're right by the school, and kids walk right be here every day," resident Earline Murray said.
Deputies cordoned off the neighborhood, and a robot was sent it to examine the stuffed animal. Meanwhile, residents like Kilwein were stuck in their homes as their imaginations ran wild.
"Once you see that it's a stuffed animal, your mind starts racing with all kinds of ... crazy stuff in the world," Kilwein said.
Beyond the neighborhood, the blast startled drivers on Central Florida Parkway.
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