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Florida man found a grenade while fishing and then took the explosive to Taco Bell

Posted: 5:05 AM, Jan 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-28 12:12:00Z
Ocala Police Department

(CNN) -- A Central Florida man made an explosive discovery Saturday while magnet fishing.

While using a magnet to search water for salvage items, the fisherman pulled up a World War II hand grenade, according to police in Ocala, Florida, about 80 miles northwest of Orlando.

The fisherman threw the grenade in his trunk and drove to a Taco Bell, where he called police. The Taco Bell was evacuated, police said, but was reopened later that day.

Ocala police later verified on their Facebook page the device was a WWII hand grenade and a bomb squad had removed the device without incident.

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