Kirkwood Police Department received an odd surprise when a man turned up with a military issue hand grenade last week.
According to police, an adult from High Ridge arrived at the Kirkwood Police Department with the grenade from World War II at 7:13 p.m. Wednesday.
He was referred to department after trying to sell the grenade as a relic not knowing that it was live.
Although the grenade was inert it still contained enough charge to cause a small explosion and injure someone in close proximity, according to police.
St Louis County Police Department Bomb and Arson responded and took possession of the grenade for disposal.