Cigarette lighter thought to be live grenade

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office reported to Historic City News that their bomb squad was dispatched to Flagler County this morning to dispose of a hand grenade that had been purchased at an estate sale.

The initial information from Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies at the scene on San Pablo Court was that a woman purchased the grenade thinking it was a novelty cigarette lighter.

She contacted the Sheriff’s Office at 10:54 a.m. this morning when she determined that it might actually be a grenade.

Deputies said the firing pin had been pulled out and apparently replaced.

When the bomb squad disposed of the grenade around 1:10 p.m., it was found to be filled with concrete and was not a live grenade, after all.

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