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Man in Florida Finds WWII Hand Grenade and Brings it to Taco Bell Instead of the Police

If most of us were to find a deadly explosive while fishing, we'd probably alert the authorities. But one man in Florida decided instead that he really needed a Double Chalupa first.

A Taco Bell in Ocala, Florida was evacuated after a customer brought a World War Two era hand grenade to the establishment. According to the police, the man found the grenade while magnet fishing, basically using a metal detector in a body of water to find precious metals. He placed the grenade into a bucket with other scrap metal he retrieved that day, and then he and his girlfriend drove to the Taco Bell. Apparently at the Taco Bell, his girlfriend decided to call the police and alert them about the grenade.

Police officers responded to the scene, and while they examined the grenade and believed that it was not functional, a bomb squad was still called in to destroy the grenade. According to police, the Taco Bell was evacuated around 5:00 p.m. and reopened at 6:45 p.m. No one was injured during the incident.

On the bright side, this is the first time something has been described as "explosive" at a Taco Bell that didn't involve someone running to the restroom.

(h/t Gizmodo)


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