- Associated Press - Thursday, April 24, 2014

GLENWOOD, W.Va. (AP) - A Mercer County man made an unexpected find while hunting for mushrooms.

State police Trooper B.R. Wood tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph (https://bit.ly/1nIBGNQ ) that the man found a World War II-era pineapple grenade on Wednesday evening.

Wood says the Mercer County Special Response Team disposed of the grenade by blowing it in place.

He says a lot of World War II soldiers brought grenades home as souvenirs. Most were duds or had the charges removed.


Information from: Bluefield Daily Telegraph, https://www.bdtonline.com

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