A jobsite supervisor in Arizona got quite the scare last week when one of the guys on his crew walked up to him holding what appeared to be a live grenade.
According to a report from WSEE TV, a crew with Sonoran Desert Ridge Development was trenching the front yard of a home in Scottsdale when they unearthed a grenade.
One of the workers thought it would be a good idea to pick the grenade up and bring it to site boss Tom McNaster who, after the initial horror of seeing what he thought could be a live grenade less than a foot away form him, quickly told the worker to put the thing down before calling police.
The bomb squad was called to the scene and after clearing the immediate area X-rayed the device and determined that it is a grenade from World War II that had thankfully been hollowed out.
“Our advice for citizens if you come across a dangerous or explosive device is definitely don’t touch it, leave it where it is and call the police,” Scottsdale Police Department Sgt. Ben Hoster told the station. A novel idea, indeed.