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Explosive found at Cardiff by the Sea California Beach
CBS Channel * News San Diego ^ | 4/22/2013 | Channel 8 News

Posted on 04/22/2013 2:48:56 PM PDT by hieronymous

Military device found on Cardiff beach Posted: Apr 21, 2013 7:32 PM PDT Updated: Apr 21, 2013 7:32 PM PDT CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA (CNS) - A beachgoer walking along the Cardiff State Beach shoreline today came upon an explosive device and took it to lifeguards, but they called in the bomb squad, who rendered it safe, a sheriff's sergeant said. The citizen discovered the device on the beach off the 2700 block of South Coast Highway about 1:10 p.m., collected it and brought it to a lifeguard tower where it was placed on the sand, according to sheriff's Sgt. Roberto Lopez. Lifeguards immediately called the sheriff's department and deputies evacuated the area, Lopez said. They then brought in the bomb squad. "The Sheriff's Bomb Arson Unit responded to the scene and after rendering the explosive device safe, collected it to be disposed of in a prudent manor," Lopez said in a statement. No one was injured, Lopez said. The device was deemed an unidentified military ordnance, according to Lopez. The area remained closed for about two hours, the sergeant said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bostonflotsam; explosivesfound; sandiegobeach

1 posted on 04/22/2013 2:48:58 PM PDT by hieronymous
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To: hieronymous

For those, like me, who didn’t/dont know, Cardiff State Beach is in CA, near San diego.


2 posted on 04/22/2013 2:51:10 PM PDT by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: hieronymous

Yes, always take unexploded ordnance to lifeguards; we’re all taught that in school.


3 posted on 04/22/2013 2:52:26 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Paradox

Military does lots of training in that area


4 posted on 04/22/2013 2:54:41 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: steve86

Like the little old lady with a car on fire that drove in to a gas station for help.


5 posted on 04/22/2013 2:55:04 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: hieronymous

Any heavy surf there lately that could wash the device on shore?


6 posted on 04/22/2013 2:55:46 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Paradox

Just south of Camp Pendleton. There’s been a lot of military activity in that area for the last 75 years. Could be a lot of things they’ve lost over time.


7 posted on 04/22/2013 2:58:02 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: hieronymous

Just when I think I’ve heard the story about the worlds biggest dumb@ss, some beach bum proves me wrong.


8 posted on 04/22/2013 3:00:40 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: steve86

that was my first thought...why would you pick up any ordnance????


9 posted on 04/22/2013 3:00:53 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

“I wonder what this little round thingie here in the middle is... “


10 posted on 04/22/2013 3:03:13 PM PDT by OKSooner
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To: hieronymous
Fortunate it didnt detonate. Ill never forget when I was a brand new rookie working in a bad part of town

and we made a call of a suspicious device at a local quick stop slash liquor store. We arrived and I unfortunately

walked into the store first and the middle eastern clerk handed me two pipe bombs with fuses on the ends and both had burned all the way down to the end cap.

He just jammed them into my hands and I went "oh F**k!" and turned and walked out side and set them down the whole time ready to puke.

Some guy who was mad at them had thrown them on the roof of the store . The bomb guys took them in a trailer mounted container to dispose of them.

He called late to tell us they remotely lit them again to see what would happen and both relit and exploded.

11 posted on 04/22/2013 3:04:08 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: OKSooner

always a bad sign....


12 posted on 04/22/2013 3:04:14 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: steve86
Yes, always take unexploded ordnance to lifeguards; we’re all taught that in school.

I'm sure the Lifeguard really, really appreciated that 'delivery'... 'Hey, lookee here what I found...'

13 posted on 04/22/2013 3:05:20 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: hieronymous
--unidentified military ordnance--

--empty cardboard RPG case--I wonder?

14 posted on 04/22/2013 3:07:50 PM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: hieronymous

That made me cringe - picking up an unexploded shell/bomb/hand grenade/SOMETHING THAT BLOWS UP. The picker-upper needs to be put in a rubber room for being that dumb/stupid/crazy.


15 posted on 04/22/2013 3:16:12 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: steve86
Yes, always take unexploded ordnance to lifeguards; we’re all taught that in school.

Yes, Joker the Boston bomber was employed as a lifeguard briefly before he was canned for not showing up for work. If someone had taken such a device to him, he would surely know what to do with it.

16 posted on 04/22/2013 3:16:38 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Average Al

Or the guy at the radiation safety talk who took the radium dial watch off his wrist and put in his pocket.


17 posted on 04/22/2013 3:17:12 PM PDT by omega4412
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To: hieronymous

Prolly a horseshoe crab.


18 posted on 04/22/2013 3:22:38 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: hieronymous
You'd think by now everybody would know better than to pick up UXE
19 posted on 04/22/2013 3:22:58 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Some peole don’t. And now he’ll probably sue the military for not putting a warning label on it. /s


20 posted on 04/22/2013 3:28:40 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: DainBramage

Yikes! Glad you made it out of there in one piece!


21 posted on 04/22/2013 3:33:15 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: BenLurkin

“You’d think by now everybody would know better than to pick up UXE”

Yes, but Taylor Swift *is* cute so you just know some poor guy will go out with her again.


22 posted on 04/22/2013 3:43:24 PM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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To: MeganC

That she is....


23 posted on 04/22/2013 3:46:36 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: hieronymous

Probably a water soaked arty simulator, but I bet they called in the keystone kops to detonate it with a robot.


24 posted on 04/22/2013 3:53:36 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Paradox

Went to the Marine’s Birthday Ball in San Diego and stayed with Marine friends who lived in Cardiff by the Sea almost 40 years ago. Was my first visit to that area of California. Very beautiful and thoroughly enjoyed my evening with the Marines.


25 posted on 04/22/2013 5:24:45 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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