Ky. VFW: We have WW II grenade...and it's live!

A police officer carries a grenade during a protest in front of the U.S. embassy in Bogota on Thursday, March 23, 2006. Union workers and students were protesting against the Free Trade Agreement between Colombia and the United States. (AP Photo/ William Fernando Martinez) WILLIAM FERNANDO MARTINEZ

AP Photo/ William Fernando Martinez
(CBS/AP) OWENSBORO, Ky. - A live grenade - World War II vintage - was removed from a Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in western Kentucky after someone brought the device in to be displayed.

Police told the Messenger-Inquirer that the grenade was kept outside the post in Owensboro until officers arrived. A bomb technician determined it was live took it off the premises.

VFW Commander Bob Douglas said the person who brought the item in on Monday thought the post might have a use for it, but he says the post does not display military artifacts (especially live ones?).


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