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Old 28 January 2019, 02:02 AM
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Fright Fisherman's catch of the day prompts evacuation of a Taco Bell in Ocala, Florida

A fisherman prompted the evacuation of a Florida Taco Bell when he put his catch of the day in the trunk of his car and drove to the fast-food restaurant, police said.

The angler, who was not identified, reeled in a rusted WWII hand grenade on Saturday while fishing with a magnet in Ocklawaha, according to police.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/fishermans...ry?id=60657436
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Old 28 January 2019, 02:47 AM
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I was expecting this one to show up in the Florida Man thread.

Seriously -- why on earth drive to a Taco Bell with it? Did he assume it couldn't possibly go off? But if he thought that, why did he, eventually, call 911?

-- maybe he assumed it couldn't go off, and he just went to have lunch, and mentioned it to somebody in the Taco Bell who told him yes it might?

The story as given seems to me to lack a whole lot of explanation.
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Old 28 January 2019, 06:09 AM
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I'm wondering why he was fishing with a magnet.

Heavy metal contamination in fish isn't that serious (and it's mostly non-magnetic metals anyway).
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Old 28 January 2019, 12:52 PM
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I was puzzled enough by the rest of the story that I missed that part.

However, the article says "he pulled in the explosive with other rusted pieces of metal"; so it reads to me as if he wasn't fishing for fish but for metal -- either because he expected to find enough salvage value to make it worth it, or because he was trying to clean up the stream.

-- just googled it. Apparently magnet fishing is a thing. But again it's not a great article; at a first glance I, at least, assumed the fisherman was fishing for fish.
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Old 28 January 2019, 06:19 PM
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-- just googled it. Apparently magnet fishing is a thing. But again it's not a great article; at a first glance I, at least, assumed the fisherman was fishing for fish.
Lots of YouTube videos on the subject; they pop up in my "suggested" feed on occasion, usually after getting a few layers into the feed when I start off with how-to videos.
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