Grenade Left at Calif. Firehouse Causes Bomb Scare

March 14, 2013
A woman put a grenade in a sock in a metal box and left it outside the a Costa Mesa fire station Thursday causing a bomb scare. The grenade was non-function and had been gutted.

March 14--A woman who wrapped a non-functioning grenade in a sock and left it at a Costa Mesa fire station caused a bomb scare Thursday morning, according to police.

Police received a call at about 8:40 a.m. that a woman had left a grenade in a sock in a metal box outside Fire Station 1 on Royal Palm Drive, according to Sgt. Zack Hoferitza. She had let firefighters know she left it there.

The grenade still had a pin in it, but had been previously gutted and was safe. Police cleared the scene as of 9:45 a.m.

Hoferitza said if people find explosives, they should contact police immediately and not try to transport them.

-- Lauren Williams

Copyright 2013 - Daily Pilot, Costa Mesa, Calif.

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