BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Manatee County investigators say an airsoft-like grenade launcher, loaded with a live grenade, was left with other donated items at a Sarasota store, located at 7501 15th Street East in Bradenton.
Employees reported the weapon on Sunday. The Bradenton Herald reports the store manager told deputies that the grenade launcher had come in a shipment from another store several days earlier. The employees at the other location said they sent it along because they didn't know what it was.
Deputies say they disposed of the active grenade in a Hazmat locker, and the launcher was stored in the agency's property room.
It's not clear who donated the items.
This type of weapon is similar to those used in paintball games or military simulations.