BERLIN — A dog playing fetch in Germany brought its owner a live U.S. hand grenade from the Second World War.
Police in the western town of Erkrath said yesterday they were called by the dog’s 40-year-old owner who stopped walking her pooch when she recognized the “rusty” object it was carrying was a weapon.
Police summoned a munitions expert Sunday to identify and defuse the grenade.
Grenades and bombs left over from the war are still often found in Germany.
Sometimes whole streets in neighbourhoods are evacuated so that such devices can be safely defused.
wow. i missed that from the news. a couple of years ago, at one of the motorways (autobahn) – not far from where i live, a WWII bomb exploded and killed one of the highway construction workers. this was during the day, so they blocked part of it and, of course, caused a major traffic.