Lake St. Louis, MO – Auctioneers going through boxes at a suburban St. Louis home yesterday found a live World War II hand grenade.
The St. Charles County bomb squad came to Lake St. Louis and disposed of the weapon. Lake St. Louis Police Chief Mike Force said older ordnance can be unstable because of corrosion.
The homeowner was an appraiser for an antique store before moving recently to an assisted living facility. The auction company also found Civil War cannonballs and a collection of 300 swords inside the home.