This post is adapted from a recent Nixle message sent by our partners at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The message is a great reminder to immediately call authorities if you encounter old military ordnance, grenades, or explosives. As you can see from the photo, the blast can cause damage and injury. The picture is of an old grenade being destroyed in the lawn of the Arcadia Police Department after someone brought the device to the police station. Bomb squad technicians were called to the station to assist.
"Unrelated incidents involving found suspicious devices that are possible explosives are a reminder that unusual things like finding a grenade can happen.
Please, if you find something that looks like it could possibly be an explosive, do what the wise people in the below recent incidents did:
Don't touch it; call local law enforcement; let the Bomb Squad take the risk, they're good at it.
LASD Bomb Squad Removes WWII Grenade From Monrovia Tool Shed (June 15, 2012):
Found Inert Grenade Investigation on trail in park in Palos Verdes Estates (May 12, 2012). Removed by LASD Bomb Squad:
Inert Grenade Recovered by LASD Bomb Squad at Recyling Plant in Pico Rivera (Feb. 16, 2012):