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Man finds hand grenade in back yard

Posted August 7, 2009

— A Rocky Mount man found a rusty hand grenade while cleaning his back yard Thursday evening, police said.

The man found the grenade lying near a pine tree behind his home in the 1000 block of Hill Street. He called police, who brought in the State Bureau of Investigation bomb squad.

The bomb squad safely removed the grenade.

Police said Friday morning they hadn't heard yet whether the SBI had determined if the grenade was real or fake.


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  • miked6500 Aug 7, 2009

    Slow news day in Mayberry.

  • 4DukeTillDeath Aug 7, 2009

    Dumb move. Should have kept it for protection. He stays in Rocky Mount after all.

  • Caveman93 Aug 7, 2009

    Oh you found it! Can I have it back please?