Florida woman arrested after parents find 24 pipe bombs in her bedroom

A Florida woman was arrested Friday after her parents called the police following their discovery of two dozen pipe bombs in her bedroom.

Local news affiliate Fox 13 reported that Michelle Louise Kolts, 27, of Wimauma, Fla., was arrested after police discovered a weapons cache in her room alongside materials and literature about domestic terrorism and mass shootings.

Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said at a press conference that Kolts had the supplies necessary to kill thousands of Americans. Other weapons seized alongside the pipe bombs included knives, nunchucks and a number of pellet guns.

“It would’ve taken less than 60 seconds per device to add the powder-infused material she already possessed to detonate each bomb. If used, these bombs could’ve caused catastrophic damage and harm to hundreds, even thousands of people,” Chronister said, according to Fox 13.

“Thank God these parents called us,” Chronister added. “I could only imagine how difficult it is to call anyone in … but a loved one or family member? You can appreciate the fact that they had the courage to call us.”

Jail records obtained by the Tampa Bay Times indicate that Kolts worked for a building maintenance and supply company based in Tampa, Fla.

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