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Woman leaves grenade wrapped in sock at fire station, police say

March 16, 2013 |  9:25 am

A woman sparked a bomb scare when she left a grenade wrapped in a sock at a Costa Mesa fire station Thursday morning, police said.

Police received a call about 8:40 a.m. that a woman had left a grenade in a sock in a metal box outside Fire Station 1 on Royal Palm Drive, according to Sgt. Zack Hoferitza. She had let firefighters know she left it there.

Police cleared the scene by 9:45 a.m. and determined that the grenade still had a pin in it, but had been previously dismantled and was safe, police said.

Hoferitza said if people find explosives, they should contact police immediately and not try to transport them. 

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-- Lauren Williams, Times Community News

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