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

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?).


Follow Us

Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Watch Now
The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App