OCALA, Fla. — A Florida man made an explosive discovery Saturday, Jan. 26 while magnet fishing.
While using a magnet to search water for salvage items, the fisherman pulled up a World War II hand grenade, according to police in Ocala, Florida, about 80 miles northwest of Orlando.
The fisherman threw the grenade in his trunk and drove to a Taco Bell, where he called police. The Taco Bell was evacuated, police said, but was reopened later that day.
Ocala police later verified on their Facebook page the device was a WWII hand grenade and a bomb squad had removed the device without incident.