Kennewick Man Finds World War II Grenade and Calls Police
KENNEWICK, Wash. - A Kennewick man called police Monday night after he found a World War II grenade.
David Boyd was cleaning out a woman's home for her and found all kinds of war memorabilia like helmets, a navy stamp, and a gas mask. But what really caught his eye was a grenade with the pin and spoon still intact.
Boyd said the items belonged to the woman's late husband. She was getting rid of everything and apparently told Boyd he could have whatever he wanted.
David Boyd took the grenade back to his house, but then thought twice and called Kennewick Police who notified the Bomb Squad.
Boyd said the device made him nervous. He said, "All the sudden I picked up a bag and this grenade rolled out. My first instinct was wow. I didn't want to throw it in the garbage with kids or someone to get a hold of, you never can tell, it might have went off."
Bomb technicians took the grenade and destroyed it in Richland Monday night and said they run into situations like that once in a while. Police said that Boyd did the right thing by calling authorities.