Jan 18, 2011

WWII grenades used as bookends blown up

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 Florida sheriff's deputies.

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.

When the grenades exploded a 2-foot crater was left in the ground!