Babysitter charged, accused of setting off acid bombs with 10-year-old boy

More chemicals to make bombs found in his car
Posted at 7:51 AM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-14 18:21:45-04

A babysitter now faces child endangerment charges after setting off chemical bombs with a 10-year-old he was supposed to be watching, according to Hillsborough deputies. 

An HCSO report said deputies saw 30-year-old Joshua Lapin-Bertone setting off "acid" bombs at Monterey Lakeside Park. He was allegedly teaching a young boy how to set off the bombs and letting him throw them.

Deputies found chemicals to make more bombs in the suspect's car. A member of the sheriff's office bomb team had to come neutralize them. 

Lapin-Bertone faces four counts of discharging a destructive device and four counts of child endangerment.

The mother came to the scene and picked up the boy. 

According to officials, Lapin-Bertone has been working as a babysitter through an online service at for at least four years. 

The suspect bonded out of jail before sunrise Tuesday. has nearly 20 million members worldwide. The website offers senior care, child care, housekeeping services and pet care.