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Grenades: Not Just For Canada Anymore

By Wyatt Earp | June 26, 2008

Apparently, we’re getting them in Philadelphia now, too.

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― Authorities are investigating the discovery of a grenade on top of a Philadelphia Police cruiser Wednesday afternoon.

Chopper 3 was over the scene at Washington Lane and Gilbert Street in the West Oak Lane section of the city just after 1 p.m.

Police shut down the block while crews removed the potentially explosive device. (H/TCBS3)

And you’ll never guess where this happened. That’s right: in my division. Some crazy bastard was walking down the street with a grenade in his pocket – and that is not a euphemism. Officers stopped the guy, and lo and behold, here’s a grenade! It’s okay, though, because he bought it at an Army/Navy store about twenty years ago.

I swear to God, my book will never sell. No one will believe it’s non-fiction!

Topics: Philly, The Job | 9 Comments »

9 Responses to “Grenades: Not Just For Canada Anymore”

  1. Rorie Says:
    June 26th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    I ‘heart’ cops.

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 26th, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Rorie – Unfortunately for me, I am a detective. :)

  3. Miss Mud Puddle Says:
    June 26th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    That’s funny rite thar!

  4. marvin Says:
    June 26th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Since we are obviously out gunned now that thugs are carrying grenades, can we start issuing 40mm grenade launchers under our patrol rifles to level the field? I would pay to attend the course out of my own pocket if need be.

  5. -->Doghouse --> Says:
    June 26th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    What’s the sales pitch on this at the Army/Navy store? Hey, get a grenade, it’s a great key chain. Much more effective than pepper spray.

  6. RT Says:
    June 26th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    No wonder I.Goldberg went out of business. HA!

    Summer in the city. Wait until August when they start walking the streets with flame-throwers.

  7. USA_Admiral Says:
    June 26th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Philly sounds like such an interesting place.

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 26th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    MMP – Yep. That it is.

    Marvin – Are you kidding? The city won’t even issue us .40-caliber pistols!

    Doghouse – “For all of your personal protection needs . . . ”

    RT – It’ll be a hot time in the old town tonight.

    Admiral – Yeah, come on up! (I cannot guarantee your protection, however.)

  9. Dedicated_Dad Says:
    June 28th, 2008 at 10:51 pm


    Surely this was a dummy, no?

    I have several…