Imagine digging around on your property and coming across not one or two but NINE military-grade explosives buried in your yard?
Such was the case in Wellfleet over the weekend, where the local Fire Department responded to a call on Saturday afternoon from a man who had undertaken a driveway-extension project only to find the stockpile. That led to a call to the State Police Bomb Squad, who determined the ammunition dated back to World War I.
The total haul? Four 12-14 inch armor-piercing anti-tank grenade/shells, three target-shooting type explosives, and two nine-inch anti-tank type grenade/shells, according to this Boston.com piece.
The explosives were taken to a safe location and detonated, of course. But wouldn’t it have been cool if they let the guy who found them keep one to make his driveway project a little easier?