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The Store Wasn’t The Only Thing That Evacuated

A charity thrift store in Centerville, Utah, called 911 in a panic after a customer brought an item to the front counter — a 106mm military ordnance shell in a carrying tube. “It’s designed to take out tanks,” a police spokesman said. “This is something that could do some major damage.” Investigators found it had been donated to the store about a week before, and put into the “Collectables” department. The store was evacuated and a bomb technician was brought in, but it was quickly over when the tech declared the shell to be a non-explosive dummy. (RC/KSL Salt Lake City) ...The live rounds tend to be “donated” through the front window.
Original Publication Date: 17 October 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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