One misstep could have stopped an Arlington Heights man in his tracks.
Police determined he wasn't involved in those crimes. However, they arrested him for a dynamite discovery in his backpack.
Barton voluntarily opened his bag, and the officer spotted a pipe bomb. He admitted he carried it around for two years but didn't explain why, Benson said.
The Cook County Bomb Squad disabled the explosive. Barton was arrested on a weapons count.