Prop Grenade Discovered in Home

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) What was thought to be an unexploded hand grenade turns out to be a prop for a skit performed a few years ago at a convention of lawyers in Topeka.

Firefighters and Shawnee County sheriff’s deputies were called to a home at 9:30 a.m. Friday after what looked like a grenade turned up in a box inside the garage.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the home’s resident, a Topeka attorney, called a friend with a military background to look at the device. That friend inspected the grenade and called the sheriff’s office to examine it to make sure it wasn’t real.

The props coordinator for “The Topeka Bar Show,” an entertainment program for the local Bar Association, says the device was used in a skit a couple years ago.