WWII Grenade Found In Dumpster
A rare military artifact was found in a dumpster tonight, and it was blown-up about an hour later. It was actually a hand grenade that bomb squad members say is from either World War 2 or the Korean War. Deputies weren't sure if it was still live when they found it, but there's no longer any doubt - it caused a huge explosion when detonated.
"I think it was someone who found it or had it, wanted to get rid of it, they were afraid they were gonna get in trouble so they threw it in the dumpster," said Lt. Dan Brinsko.
It was found in this dumpster next to a Masonic lodge in Northeast Gainesville by a waste management worker. Lt. Brinsko says it's not all that uncommon.
"Nowadays anybody comes back from afghanistan or iraq they are scrutinized very heavily," said Brinsko, "but back in World War 2 and Korea maybe that wasn't done as well."
If you're wondering where the investigation goes from here, the answer is probably nowhere. Police officers at the scene said that they'll document the incident, and if anyone gives them information about where the bomb came from they'll certainly follow it up, but at this point they have no leads.
So the mystery remains.
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