A Florida man and woman were magnet fishing on the Ocklawaha river, near Ocala, Florida, when they pulled up something they didn't expect. Instead of the precious metals they were trolling for, they pulled up a live, World War II-era grenade!
The reaction most people would have is to immediately call the authorities if they pulled up any kind of explosive out of the water. But this Florida man and woman had different plans. Instead of calling police, they made a run for the border - Taco Bell.
After the couple had dumped the grenade into the back of their trunk with the other junk they found in the river, they arrived at the Taco Bell and announced their find. According to reports, "many people would call the police to report a potentially dangerous explosive weapon."
The police and the bomb squad showed up quickly and discovered the live grenade in the trunk. They suspected that the metal was far too corroded for the explosive to be functional, but that didn't mean it was safe.
The police immediately evacuated the restaurant and the grenade was secured by the bomb squad and hauled off to be “destroyed off site at a later time,” according to the Ocala Police.
The couple was not charged with any crime, and they did not issue a statement of any kind and the Taco Bell reopened soon after the bomb squad cleared out.
Unexploded ordinances apparently litter the East Coast, with bombs and other ordinances stretching from Civil War-era cannonballs up to explosives dropped by planes in practice bombing runs during World War II. Most of the explosives, thankfully, are duds, but if you should be magnet fishing in the lakes, rivers and inlets on the East Coast, be careful! And report the explosive before grabbing a quick Doritos Locos Tacos!