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Nicholas Carey
01-17-2011, 09:30 PM

DeLAND, Fla. -- 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.

Deputies called in the bomb squad, who took both grenades to a nearby field and detonated the explosives, deputies said.

When those grenades exploded a 2-foot crater was left in the ground, according to Volusia County sheriff's deputies.

No one was hurt in the incident.


01-17-2011, 09:54 PM
He was very sensitive about people borrowing his books.