Ocala,Florida — On January 14, 2014, at approximately 1 a.m., a call came into the Ocala Police Department about a suspicious object.
A woman called and said while her dog, Lady, was digging in her backyard she dug up something and had it in her mouth. The dog owner said when she looked closer it looked like a grenade, so she removed it from the dogs mouth, and placed it in the backyard. She says she immediately called police.
Ocala Police arrived on the scene and quickly made the determination that the Marion County Sheriff’s Office should be notified. MCSO’s Bomb Squad responded to the 600 block of SE 40TH Terrace a short time later.
According to reports, the object the dog had dug up and carried around it its mouth, was in fact a WWII era live pineapple grenade.
The bomb squads robot was able to collect the item. The grenade was then taken by bomb squad to the Marion County Baseline Landfill, where they rendered it safe and properly disposed of it without incident.