Three-year-old stands on hand grenade at Easter egg hunt

By Andrew Jones
Monday, April 9, 2012 11:12 EDT
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A community in England received quite the scare with its Easter egg hunt this past weekend, where a three-year-boy was standing on top of an egg shaped hand grenade.

According to The Daily Mail, the hand grenade was spotted by Stuart Moffat, a father of three, who alerted the pre-school group organizing the event Saturday in Holford, Somerset about his shocking finding.

“We were beginning to count up the eggs at the end of the hunt and I saw a boy of three standing on an object,” Moffat told The Mail. “It was brown and about 4 inches high. It looked like an Easter egg, but it was a hand grenade. I was shocked. The boy who was standing on it thought it was a rock.”

Police called in a bomb squad, who later destroyed the grenade. It is believed that the grenade was a relic from World War II.
The boy was not indetified by police.

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Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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