Skip to comments.Police detonate live grenade found at Goodwill store
Posted on 01/24/2014 2:47:42 PM PST by Libloather
Someone apparently donated a live grenade to Goodwill about a week ago, but police detonated the grenade without mishap Thursday after store personnel told them about it.
The report didnt say how many times the grenade may have been handled at the store or why it took a week for someone to call police.
Thomas Royal, a spokesman for Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, said Thursday night that the grenade appeared to have been modified, and the store employees initially didnt think it was dangerous.
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You don't say?
I always use Goodwill for my surplus ordnance disposal.
Great tax deductions too.
Damn! Just up the road a bit. Wish I had gotten it.
It would hardly be sporting to donate a dud grenade and claim the tax deduction
How come I never find the good stuff at my local Goodwill/
You have to know where to look. Check out the Underwear & Socks Dept.
Couldn’t happen to a more appropriate 501(c)(3).
Whoa, I wasn’t aware of this!
Decent of the donating party to provide it in like-new condition. Pick up an item at Goodwill, it’s usually already in *cough* pieces.
Perhaps the donor was the falsely accused victim of a lying ex-wife conspiring with a Goodwill ‘certified family therapist.’ Or something.
"It's a cigarette lighter. Hold it steady and it will take about 5 seconds for it to heat up."
“What happens if I pull this pin?”
Right after the fall of the Soviet Union there was a story about a very drunk Russian who found what he thought was a can of beer. He pulled the ring tab. It was an anti-tank grenade. Da Svedanya!
HILLSBORO, Ore. Someone donated an old hand grenade to a Goodwill store in Hillsboro on Saturday, police said.
The Portland Police bomb squad responded to the Goodwill warehouse near Southwest 234th Avenue and the Tualatin Valley Highway after someone found the grenade in the donations bin Saturday morning.
Police believe someone mistakenly donated the grenade.
Hillsboro police Lt. Mike Rouches told KATU the grenade still had a pin in it, but there was no means for it to explode. It was empty inside.
Rouches said a member of the bomb squad told him that the device looked like a very old British hand grenade.
The warehouse portion of the Goodwill was evacuated, but the store remained open.
People shouldnt leave stuff like that for Goodwill, said Rouches.
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Well, scientifically speaking, that's where the "Big Bang Theory" comes into play.