Texas woman celebrates divorce by using explosives to blow up wedding dress

MEDINA COUNTY, Texas -- A Texas woman celebrated the end of her 14-year marriage with a bang: by blowing up her wedding dress.

Kimberly Santleben-Stiteler tells our sister station KTRK, she used 20 pounds of the explosive target material Tannerite for the blast, which could be heard for miles.

The setting was on her family's property, west of San Antonio, on Saturday night. Santleben-Stiteler's divorce was finalized the day before.

She says she had originally just wanted to burn the dress. Her dad had the idea to blow it up.

It took her just one shot from a rifle to set the explosives off 200 yards away.

About 40 friends and family were there to cheer on Santleben-Stiteler.


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