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01-05-2013, 12:02 AM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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This is right outside our town. hmm.gif

Wartime grenade shows up in village mailbox

Police in Ostrobothnia in western Finland are investigating an odd case in which a war era grenade was placed in a village mailbox.


A resident discovered the explosive Thursday afternoon while fetching newspapers from a mailbox in Sundby village. The nearest house is just ten metres away from the mailbox.

Police are investigating the matter as a case of endangerment and unlawful threat. So far no suspects have been identified.

According to Detective Inspector Ove Storvall, the grenade could have caused extensive damage or even death if it detonated.

Police speculate that the device is actually light mortar ammunition.

An army representative was due to retrieve the grenade Friday. Sundby lies about 10 kilometres south of Pietarsaari.

http://yle.fi/uutiset/wartime_grenade_sh...ox/6437509

İmage
Image from: http://www.ot.fi/Story/Default.aspx?linkID=221228

It's a WWII souvenir, but no telling if it's been emptied or not until it's destroyed. 13.gif
JollyRoger Show this Post
01-05-2013, 12:21 AM #2
JollyRoger Incognito Anonymous
 
(01-05-2013, 12:02 AM)Octo Wrote:  This is right outside our town. hmm.gif

Wartime grenade shows up in village mailbox

Police in Ostrobothnia in western Finland are investigating an odd case in which a war era grenade was placed in a village mailbox.


A resident discovered the explosive Thursday afternoon while fetching newspapers from a mailbox in Sundby village. The nearest house is just ten metres away from the mailbox.

Police are investigating the matter as a case of endangerment and unlawful threat. So far no suspects have been identified.

According to Detective Inspector Ove Storvall, the grenade could have caused extensive damage or even death if it detonated.

Police speculate that the device is actually light mortar ammunition.

An army representative was due to retrieve the grenade Friday. Sundby lies about 10 kilometres south of Pietarsaari.

http://yle.fi/uutiset/wartime_grenade_sh...ox/6437509

İmage

It's a WWII souvenir, but no telling if it's been emptied or not until it's destroyed. 13.gif


LOL

Well....... It certainly looks like live ammo. but it wasn't armed. Still. something that damn old has GOT to have some Nitro sweating inside... It could have gone BOOM!

Presumably, someone had it in their basement as a souvenir of the war and when they died, the basement was cleaned out and this is what they found. They probably put it in the Mail box because they didn't know what else to do with it. they probably thought it would get to where it needed to go.
01-05-2013, 12:27 AM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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There are a LOT of these souvenirs in basements and attics around here. They even have a month every year when you can turn in your explosives to the cops without legal consequences. Well actually, not turn it in, you just call it in and they come get it. That stuff it not very safe to have laying around. damned.gif
01-05-2013, 12:27 AM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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I'm sure it was disarmed and prolly just a joke. The cops will never find out who did it. By the same token, if I'm wrong doom.jpg
Not to mention, nearby doom. uhoh.gif

wonder.gif
01-05-2013, 12:40 AM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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Actually I'm just reading now on local news that Lieutenant Colonel Mika Knuuttila (and his men) who picked it up today says "under this steal coating there's approximately half a kilo of TNT type of explosives".

The lady of the house picked up the mail after coming home from work and lifted that bitch out of the mailbox before realizing that it looked like what it was. She gently put it down in the snow before running inside. damned.gif

People around here know about these things and would know what to do with it. Just weird. And if it's a prank, it's a damned bad one.
JollyRoger Show this Post
01-05-2013, 12:44 AM #6
JollyRoger Incognito Anonymous
 
(01-05-2013, 12:27 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  I'm sure it was disarmed and prolly just a joke. The cops will never find out who did it. By the same token, if I'm wrong doom.jpg
Not to mention, nearby doom. uhoh.gif


Mmmmm.... I dunno.... It still had the primer safety cap on it and I don't see any holes drilled so....

Who knows?
JollyRoger Show this Post
01-05-2013, 12:46 AM #7
JollyRoger Incognito Anonymous
 
(01-05-2013, 12:40 AM)Octo Wrote:  Actually I'm just reading now on local news that Lieutenant Colonel Mika Knuuttila (and his men) who picked it up today says "under this steal coating there's approximately half a kilo of TNT type of explosives".

The lady of the house picked up the mail after coming home from work and lifted that bitch out of the mailbox before realizing what it looked like what it was. She gently put it down in the snow before running inside. damned.gif

People around here know about these things and would know what to do with it. Just weird. And if it's a prank, it's a damned bad one.


That right there would completely obliterate an average sized house.
01-05-2013, 12:54 AM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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Yeah the article goes on to say that the Lt. Col. recommends a 300 meter safety zone when handling these items.
01-05-2013, 01:05 AM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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The saddest part of this whole story is it taken here for destruction, just north of us:

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Lohtaja is popular for its coastline, Vattajaniemi, which is the longest beach in Scandinavia. However, the coastline is partly used by the military as a drill-area.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lohtaja

Longest beach in Scandinavia and the military is using it to blow things up. Fukn yay! vic.gif
JollyRoger Show this Post
01-05-2013, 01:20 AM #10
JollyRoger Incognito Anonymous
 
(01-05-2013, 01:05 AM)Octo Wrote:  The saddest part of this whole story is it taken here for destruction, just north of us:

<iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="//maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;source=s_q&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=&amp;aq=&amp;sll=64.052077,23.443451&amp;sspn=0.074961,0.338173&amp;t=h&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=64.059437,23.389893&amp;spn=0.074941,0.338173&amp;z=12&amp;output=embed"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;source=embed&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=&amp;aq=&amp;sll=64.052077,23.443451&amp;sspn=0.074961,0.338173&amp;t=h&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=64.059437,23.389893&amp;spn=0.074941,0.338173&amp;z=12" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">View Larger Map</a></small>

Lohtaja is popular for its coastline, Vattajaniemi, which is the longest beach in Scandinavia. However, the coastline is partly used by the military as a drill-area.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lohtaja

Longest beach in Scandinavia and the military is using it to blow things up. Fukn yay! vic.gif


Meh... It goes boom.
01-05-2013, 01:26 AM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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Yes I know it's fun to blow things up, I've exploded my fair share of barbie dolls and shït. Still I think it would be a great idea to not hog the longest beach in Scandinavia for such. gaah.gif
01-05-2013, 01:27 AM #12
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(01-05-2013, 01:20 AM)JollyRoger Wrote:  Meh... It goes boom.


chuckle.gif

By the end of the month I'm afraid things will be going boom all over the place. uhoh.gif beerbong.gif

wonder.gif
01-05-2013, 03:26 AM #13
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(01-05-2013, 12:40 AM)Octo Wrote:  Actually I'm just reading now on local news that Lieutenant Colonel Mika Knuuttila (and his men) who picked it up today says "under this steal coating there's approximately half a kilo of TNT type of explosives".



Nutella...


Mmmmmmm...



Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
01-05-2013, 03:29 AM #14
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:43,375 Threads:1,483 Joined:Feb 2011
(01-05-2013, 03:26 AM)Kreeper Wrote:  
(01-05-2013, 12:40 AM)Octo Wrote:  Actually I'm just reading now on local news that Lieutenant Colonel Mika Knuuttila (and his men) who picked it up today says "under this steal coating there's approximately half a kilo of TNT type of explosives".



Nutella...


Mmmmmmm...


WTF is wrong with you people. damned.gif And yes we have Nutella.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/this-coul...vention-of
01-05-2013, 03:30 AM #15
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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lmao.gif Das Kreamy und hazelnutty Grand pa pa thumbsup.gif

wonder.gif



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