first_imgUPDATE: This has been verified as an authentic WWII hand grenade. The bomb squad removed the grenade without incident and advised it would be disposed of properly. Taco Bell has reopened.— Ocala Police Dept (@ocalapd) January 26, 2019Magnet fishing, as its name suggests, uses strong magnets to trawl for large debris like discarded bicycles, guns, safes, coins, car tire rims, and the occasional bomb from bodies of water.Many who engage in the hobby—a combination of environmentalism and treasure hunting—are hoping to find rare and valuable items, as well.The pastime is now gaining national attention, thanks to a random guy who got the munchies.Police have, so far, offered no further explanation for the situation. So still the question remains: Why Taco Bell?More on Astronaut Accidentally Called 911 From SpaceSee the Deadly Beauty of a Grenade Cut in HalfTaco Bell Gets Saucy With New Flavored Tortilla ChipsScientists Create Plants That Can Detect Explosives Have Your Taco and Snap Insta-Worthy Pics, Too, at T-MoBell Pop-UpTaco Bell Gives Sneak Peek of Its Insta-Worthy Palm Springs Hotel Stay on target If your first thought after stumbling upon a hand grenade is to order a Double Cheesy Gordita Crunch, think again.One Florida man made headlines last week when he reportedly found an explosive while magnet fishing, put it in the trunk of his car, and drove to a Taco Bell.It remains unclear whether the magneteer intended to detonate the bomb in or near the restaurant, or whether he was just grabbing a quick bite before calling the authorities.AdChoices广告He was probably just hungry: Around 5 p.m. EST on Saturday, the unnamed man informed Ocala Police Department dispatchers of his find, prompting a local bomb squad to evacuate the East Silver Springs Boulevard restaurant. Taco Bell on E. Silver Springs Blvd. has been evacuated. A man found a hand grenade while magnet fishing in Ocklawaha, put it in his trunk, and drove to Taco Bell prior to calling 911. MCSO bomb squad is currently on scene to ensure everyone’s safety.— Ocala Police Dept (@ocalapd) January 26, 2019It turned out the device, piled into the car boot with various other rusting finds (including an ax head and what looks like a sledgehammer), was an authentic World War II hand grenade.“The bomb squad removed the grenade without incident and advised it would be disposed of properly,” Ocala PD wrote in a social media update.More importantly, Taco Bell has reopened.last_img read more