Elderly Woman Finds a Grenade in Her Groceries

Olga Mauriello, a 74-year-old grandmother living in San Giorgio a Cremano, Italy, bought a sack of potatoes from the local market. After getting them home, she found an object amid the spuds that was covered in dirt. While rinsing off the grime, the woman made the frightening discovery that it was a hand grenade.

Thankfully, the Ms. Mauriello was unharmed. The police were called and together with explosives experts, they detonated the World War II-era bomb. Presumably, the grenade has gotten buried in a farmer’s field and had been mistakenly removed from the ground along with the potato crop.

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