A Clarksville store employee got more than she bargained for Wednesday afternoon when she found a hand grenade inside of a bag she was cleaning, while moving items around as part of her job.
A news release from Clarksville police say the store is located on the 2700 block of Wilma Rudolph Boulevard , where 19-year old Nellee Moore was reorganizing shelving around 4pm and picked up a mesh type bag off one of the shelves and felt it was heavier than it should have been.
Ms. Moore looked inside and, much to her surprise, found the hand grenade. She was, of course, shocked and felt it may be fake. After talking to a co-worker, she decided to evacuate customers from the store and carried the bag with the grenade outside to the back of the business and called 911.
When crews arrived, the area was cordoned off, adjoining stores were evacuated and theMontgomery County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad was called to the scene. The bomb squad inspected and x-rayed the grenade and determined it was not dangerous.
The stores returned to normal operation by 5:30.