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Florida cops wondering who left grenade in Goodwill donation bin | Military Times
Authorities in Port St. Lucie, Florida, responded to a call from a Goodwill thrift store about a hand grenade found in a donation bin. It turned out to be inert and now police want to know who left it there. (Courtesy Port St. Lucie Police)

Florida cops wondering who left grenade in Goodwill donation bin | Military Times

Thrift stores are a great place to find clothing bargains, funky tchotchkes and souvenirs from family trips that nobody wanted.

But every so often, you can find something really unique.

Just ask the folks at the Goodwill thrift store at 1082 SW Gatlin Blvd. in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday, Port St. Lucie Police and St. Lucie County Bomb Squad responded to reports of a “military hand grenade” found inside of a donated bin, according to Sgt. Lisa Carrasquillo, a PSLPD spokeswoman, who in an email described what happened next.

Police learned a Goodwill employee discovered the hand grenade inside of the bin that had been donated to the store. The employee notified her manager and the manager called 911. Police arrived on scene and evacuated everyone inside of the store. Police also evacuated the parking lot surrounding the Goodwill Store for safety reasons for about 90 minutes.

About 40 people were evacuated from the area, Carrasquillo said.

No other businesses were threatened; therefore, no other evacuations were necessary.

 

Source: Florida cops wondering who left grenade in Goodwill donation bin | Military Times

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