COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The entrance to the La Costa Apartments on Pine Ridge Road was blocked off for nearly three hours Tuesday afternoon due to a bomb scare.
The bomb squad, fire, EMS and over a dozen patrol cars were called out to the complex shortly after 4 p.m. because deputies say office workers found a strange box left on the counter.
A specialized robot dissected the box, but didn't find any explosives. Instead, the robot discovered lotion, toiletries and party supplies.
"All that time and stuff and they just found lotions and stuff in the box," resident Vu Tran says of his long wait outside gates.
Other residents are glad, regardless of what was in the box, it was checked. "I'm glad they called the bomb squad. Better safe than sorry is what I think," one resident tells me.
While deputies investigated, Pine Ridge Road eastbound had been shut down to one lane, causing traffic to be backed up quite a distance.
Deputies are not investigating who left the box on the counter because they say no crime was committed.