A woman who wrapped a non-functioning grenade in a sock and left it at a Costa Mesa fire station caused a bomb scare Thursday morning, according to police.
Police received a call at about 8:40 a.m. that a woman had left a grenade in a sock in a metal box outside Fire Station 1 on Royal Palm Drive, according to Sgt. Zack Hoferitza. She had let firefighters know she left it there.
The grenade still had a pin in it, but had been previously gutted and was safe. Police cleared the scene as of 9:45 a.m.
Hoferitza said if people find explosives, they should contact police immediately and not try to transport them.
— Lauren Williams