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(NJ.com)   If you don't want the cops interrupting your yard sale leave that hand grenade in the attic   (nj.com) divider line
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2021-04-19 12:41:43 PM  
Police determined the device was unexploded.  That's some fine police work.
 
2021-04-19 12:47:05 PM  
Grenade is Artillery now?
 
2021-04-19 12:55:41 PM  
Are we going for the hand grenade trifecta??? There was the guy in the grocery store, now this? One more cmon Fark!
 
2021-04-19 12:56:46 PM  
These savings are da bomb!
 
2021-04-19 12:59:40 PM  
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2021-04-19 1:01:38 PM  
Everything will be fine as long as they don't count to fiv...er, three.
 
2021-04-19 1:02:16 PM  
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Would like his property returned.
 
2021-04-19 1:03:06 PM  
Let those among us who don't have a hand grenade in the attic cast the first, uh....

/Some context would be nice, if it was a drilled out practice grenade or some ww2 vintage stuff
 
2021-04-19 1:03:58 PM  
There are lots of these around. They were emptied out and sold/saved as souvenirs.  I had one as a child.
 
2021-04-19 1:04:41 PM  

alex10294: There are lots of these around. They were emptied out and sold/saved as souvenirs.  I had one as a child.


Or maybe your parents just didn't like you.
 
2021-04-19 1:07:02 PM  
20 years ago I made an office stress control display on my desk.  Step one was a foam stress ball, step two was a miniature bottle of tequila, and step three was a dummy hand grenade.  People thought it was mildly funny at the time.  Today I would probably get fired.
 
2021-04-19 1:07:17 PM  

alex10294: There are lots of these around. They were emptied out and sold/saved as souvenirs.  I had one as a child.


This.  My childhood best bud had a pineapple grenade that was great for playing war with.  He also had all the cool toy guns.  My dad didn't even allow squirt guns.
 
2021-04-19 1:07:51 PM  
responding officers determined the device was unexploded

How could they tell?
 
2021-04-19 1:09:05 PM  

abhorrent1: responding officers determined the device was unexploded

How could they tell?


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2021-04-19 1:09:50 PM  
When I was a kid (80's) I bought a deactivated one from an Army surplus store. After emptying the explosives and the fuse assembly they would drill a hole in the bottom of the steel casing to prevent some yahoo from refilling it with black powder or something. Me being a real smart kid got my finger stuck in the hole. It took my mom an hour to get it off.
 
2021-04-19 1:11:58 PM  

dothemath: When I was a kid (80's) I bought a deactivated one from an Army surplus store. After emptying the explosives and the fuse assembly they would drill a hole in the bottom of the steel casing to prevent some yahoo from refilling it with black powder or something. Me being a real smart kid got my finger stuck in the hole. It took my mom an hour to get it off.


"Finger"
Sure.....
 
2021-04-19 1:12:21 PM  
Well if the cops don't like it, they can get in line and take a number.

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2021-04-19 1:15:08 PM  
"The Lower Township Police Department would like to remind residents that if they discover artillery, it should not be touched or moved. Artillery should be left in place for appropriately trained and equipped authorities to assess and remove,"

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2021-04-19 1:15:49 PM  

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Napalm is probably a better solution - less collateral damage.
 
2021-04-19 1:20:35 PM  

Private_Citizen: "Finger"
Sure.....


Even I wasnt desperate enough to insert my penis into a dirty, dangerous hole no matter how many times your mom asked.
 
2021-04-19 1:21:56 PM  

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Are they holding... cut down closet hanger rods?
Economical at least - beating protesters at only 12$ per officer!
 
2021-04-19 1:23:49 PM  

DRTFA: 20 years ago I made an office stress control display on my desk.  Step one was a foam stress ball, step two was a miniature bottle of tequila, and step three was a dummy hand grenade.  People thought it was mildly funny at the time.  Today I would probably get fired.


Only because you're old and a fresh college grad would accept a lot less pay.
 
2021-04-19 1:24:18 PM  
"2nd hand-hand grenade" is the name of my cheap Bruno Mars tribute band.
 
2021-04-19 1:27:01 PM  

akya: "2nd hand-hand grenade" is the name of my cheap Bruno Mars tribute band.


Goes well with a 3rd rate romance.  A low rent rendezvous.
 
2021-04-19 1:36:40 PM  
Probably a training/deactivated grenade.

When my retired Marine neighbor moved out.  New people found a grenade in the garage and I came home to cops everywhere.  Grenade was at the end of the driveway. Cops yells "STAND BACK SIR! There is an unexploded grenade there!"

I say 'that's a smoke grenade.' He scoffs at me and says "How would YOU know?" 'Well, 20 years in the Army for one.  It says M18, which is a smoke grenade and is cylindrical, for another.  But mostly because it says "smoke, yellow" at the top. '
Cop says 'uh.... what?' And looks over. He gets on the radio and about 30 seconds later tosses it in the trunk and drives off.
 
2021-04-19 1:36:44 PM  
In Scouts, we used to camp near the Fulda Gap in Germany -- where the Soviet tanks would come rumbling through in WWIII which could have started at any minute.

We learned to find and disassemble anti-personel mines (blue pracitice) and use the small capsule of explosive in the campfire.  Never saw or heard one go off.  Probably would have stopped doing that if I had.


It was better than throwing unopened cans into the fire to explode, which was dangerous.

Looked something like this.

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2021-04-19 1:41:04 PM  

dothemath: Private_Citizen: "Finger"
Sure.....

Even I wasnt desperate enough to insert my penis into a dirty, dangerous hole no matter how many times your mom asked.


Oh stop lying. She was into many things back when she was alive, but tiny limp little worms sure wasn't one of them.

/PS: Sorry about what the fire department had to do to get what's left of you out of that grenade.
 
2021-04-19 2:22:04 PM  

alex10294: There are lots of these around. They were emptied out and sold/saved as souvenirs.  I had one as a child.


And the primer popped
 
2021-04-19 2:28:35 PM  

DRTFA: 20 years ago I made an office stress control display on my desk.  Step one was a foam stress ball, step two was a miniature bottle of tequila, and step three was a dummy hand grenade.  People thought it was mildly funny at the time.  Today I would probably get fired.


At the blood donor center I worked at on Fort Bliss, we would combine steps one and three.
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2021-04-19 2:33:04 PM  

Eli WhiskeyDik: "The Lower Township Police Department would like to remind residents that if they discover artillery, it should not be touched or moved. Artillery should be left in place for appropriately trained and equipped authorities to assess and remove,"

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I'll be honest, I can see how someone unfamiliar with weaponry could conflate the two with regards to these sorts of stories.  Unexploded old artillery shells and hand grenades both get roughly the same treatment.

Ordnance would be a much better term to use for unexploded boom thingies, but artillery as a term is probably more widely known.
 
2021-04-19 2:40:58 PM  

Private_Citizen: Oh stop lying. She was into many things back when she was alive, but tiny limp little worms sure wasn't one of them.

/PS: Sorry about what the fire department had to do to get what's left of you out of that grenade.


Yikes.
This is painfully unfunny.

You sound a thousand years old.
 
2021-04-19 2:55:04 PM  
Jesus, why all the fuss? Hand grenade?  Spoon in place?  Pin in place?  Go pick the thing up, take it to a disposal area and destroy it.

Even if it did go off, what's with evacuating everyone within a 1 mile? Is a grenade, not 500lb bomb.
 
2021-04-19 2:59:16 PM  

dothemath: Private_Citizen: Oh stop lying. She was into many things back when she was alive, but tiny limp little worms sure wasn't one of them.

/PS: Sorry about what the fire department had to do to get what's left of you out of that grenade.

Yikes.
This is painfully unfunny.

You sound a thousand years old.


He is five feet two, and he's six feet four
He fights with missiles and with spears
He is all of thirty-one, and he's only seventeen
He's been a soldier for a thousand yearsHe's a Catholic, a Hindu, an atheist, a Jain
A Buddhist and a Babtist and a Jew
And he knows, he shouldn't kill
And he knows he always will
Killing you for me my friend, and me for youHe's the universal soldier and he really is to blame
 
2021-04-19 3:05:46 PM  

OBBN: Jesus, why all the fuss? Hand grenade?  Spoon in place?  Pin in place?  Go pick the thing up, take it to a disposal area and destroy it.

Even if it did go off, what's with evacuating everyone within a 1 mile? Is a grenade, not 500lb bomb.


Old hand grenades might have their fuse degraded to the point handling them might cause a detonation.  While the one mile radius is silly I certainly don't blame a lay cop for going "oh shiat" and being super cautious.
 
2021-04-19 3:36:06 PM  
Wait.  This was Cape May.  Why not just wait for a dead beached whale?  The grenade should clean that up in a jiff with no problem.
 
2021-04-19 5:07:26 PM  

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That scene looks ready to explode to me. With a much larger kill radius.
 
2021-04-19 6:59:09 PM  

dothemath: When I was a kid (80's) I bought a deactivated one from an Army surplus store. After emptying the explosives and the fuse assembly they would drill a hole in the bottom of the steel casing to prevent some yahoo from refilling it with black powder or something. Me being a real smart kid got my finger stuck in the hole. It took my mom an hour to get it off.


The hole isn't just about somebody trying to reuse it, but to make it obvious it's not live without detracting from it's appearance.

MythDragon: Probably a training/deactivated grenade.

When my retired Marine neighbor moved out.  New people found a grenade in the garage and I came home to cops everywhere.  Grenade was at the end of the driveway. Cops yells "STAND BACK SIR! There is an unexploded grenade there!"

I say 'that's a smoke grenade.' He scoffs at me and says "How would YOU know?" 'Well, 20 years in the Army for one.  It says M18, which is a smoke grenade and is cylindrical, for another.  But mostly because it says "smoke, yellow" at the top. '
Cop says 'uh.... what?' And looks over. He gets on the radio and about 30 seconds later tosses it in the trunk and drives off.


The cop probably was too scared to actually look at it.

OBBN: Jesus, why all the fuss? Hand grenade?  Spoon in place?  Pin in place?  Go pick the thing up, take it to a disposal area and destroy it.

Even if it did go off, what's with evacuating everyone within a 1 mile? Is a grenade, not 500lb bomb.


If it's old enough you treat it with caution anyway.
 
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