FOX LAKE, Wis. (AP) – Fox Lake police got a little more than they bargained for during a recent prescription drug take back day.
A local resident showed up with a cardboard box containing a live World War II mortar.
Police Chief Jim Rohr says it was a bit unnerving when he gently took possession of the box, which had a date of October 1945 written on it. Rohr took it to a nearby field and called the Dane County bomb squad.
The Daily Citizen says the bomb squad took the grenade back to Madison for disposal. Rohr says the mortar was identified as a 50mm high explosive Japanese “knee mortar.”
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