Grenade removed from Fla. back yard

Dec. 29, 2011 at 11:30 AM

KENDALL, Fla., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said bomb squad personnel removed a live grenade from a back yard after the homeowner discovered the explosive device.

Miami-Dade Police Detective Roy Rutland said homeowner Jean Viollis of Kendall called 911 around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and reported discovering an object resembling a grenade in her back yard, WSVN-TV, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, reported Thursday.

"She contacted Miami-Dade Police, we subsequently contacted our bomb squad. They have since examined this item, and it does in fact appear to be a 40mm ordinance, grenade type, military-type weapon," Rutland said.

Police transported the grenade to an undisclosed location around 9 p.m. Wednesday.

"It appears this is a very deadly weapon. Had this weapon activated, it could actually take out a vehicle," Rutland said.

Investigators said they do not know where the grenade came from or how long it was in Viollis' yard.

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