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US Goodwill gets a grenade for the holidays

19:56  01 december  2017
19:56  01 december  2017 Source:   usatoday.com

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Grenade donation gives Goodwill workers a scare, leads to evacuation. Goodwill Thrift Store workers in Placentia, Calif., found a grenade in a box of donations Wednesday. A Goodwill store in Southern California got a holiday scare when workers discovered a grenade in a box of donations.

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Police in Placentia, Calif., reported Nov. 29, 2017, that workers at a Goodwill Thrift Store discovered a grenade in a box of donations. A bomb squad from the Orange County Sheriff retrieved the grenade safely, police said. © Courtesy: Placentia (Calif.) Police Department Police in Placentia, Calif., reported Nov. 29, 2017, that workers at a Goodwill Thrift Store discovered a grenade in a box of donations. A bomb squad from the Orange County Sheriff retrieved the grenade safely, police said.

A Goodwill store in Southern California got a holiday scare when workers discovered a grenade in a box of donations.

Workers at the Goodwill Thrift Store in Placentia, a neighborhood southeast of Los Angeles, told police Wednesday that an elderly woman dropped off the box of belongings and left. As workers sorted through the box later, they discovered the grenade.

Police evacuated the shopping center along Imperial Highway. The Orange County Sheriff’s bomb squad and the county Fire Department responded to store and retrieved the grenade.

The incident was reported at 2:17 p.m. and the area declared safe about 4 p.m., Placentia police said.

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