LAKELAND, Fla. - A woman delivered what she thought was a grenade to the police department on Friday morning.
Sharon Johnson, 62, of Lakeland told authorities her mother had been going through some of her father's things and found the grenade.
Johnson's mother brought it to her. She, in turn, drove with the grenade-like device in the front seat of her car to the Lakeland police department.
Officer examined it and determined that it appeared to be some type of hand-held explosive. They called in the Tampa Police Department bomb squad who took possession of the device. The bomb squad determined it was a World War II smoke bomb.
Police suggest if you find a similar device that you contact them. However, authorities do not advise that you move the device or bring it to your local police department.
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