Ocala Taco Bell reopens after bomb squad investigates grenade

Daniel Fowler
January 29, 2019

Hear me out on this one: a man found World War II-era grenade while he was fishing, then drove to Taco Bell for a quick bite before alerting authorities.

A Taco Bell in Florida had to be evacuated on Saturday because a man brought a grenade to the restaurant.

Not satisfied with discovering the largest prime number a year ago, the news world's favourite hapless superhero took down an Ocala Taco Bell branch on Saturday with a bomb scare of sorts. Strong magnets are used to reel in metal debris from bodies of water and valuable items are occasionally found. The department said bomb squad experts had to be called onto the scene to remove the grenade, which they fortunately did so without incident. The Ocala Police Department's bomb squad showed up to defuse the situation, and possibly the grenade.

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UPDATE: This has been verified as an authentic WWII hand grenade.

The Taco Bell reopened several hours later.

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