Live WWII grenades used as bookends

Published on January 18th, 2011 | by Admin


The bomb squad was called to a Florida home after a man pulled the pin out of one of two WWII-era live grenades which were being used as bookends.

The bomb squad was called early Tuesday morning after a man pulled the pin on a World War II-era grenade, according to Volusia County sheriff’s deputies.

The man was given the pineapple-style grenade by a neighbor, who used the explosive as a bookend, deputies said.

When deputies arrived in the DeLand neighborhood, they found the man, who told them he had pulled the pin on the grenade, put the pin back and placed the grenade outside.

The man told deputies his neighbor had a second grenade.

That woman told Local 6 the grenades belonged to her deceased husband, who fought in World War II, and were used as bookends for several years.

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