- An 81-year-old man reported the 'dangerous' device
- Police arrived to find only an old zucchini
- Undetonated explosive devices aren't uncommon in the area
An 81-year-old man from Bretten, Germany contacted police in a panic last week. He thought he’d stumbled upon a decades-old bomb in his vegetable garden. It turns out the weapon of mass destruction was a huge dud.
According to experts on the scene, it was a zucchini. But an incredibly dangerous looking summer squash. It could have destroyed countless salads or vegetable lasagnas.
The local police posted a photo of the supposed “undetonated WWI device” on their Facebook page.
+++ "Bombenfund" in Bretten +++ Großer Zucchino sorgt für Aufregung +++Aufatmen am frühen Donnerstagmorgen in Bretten,…
The AP explains that “WWII-era bombs have been unearthed in Germany before” which have necessitated evacuation. No evacuation was necessary in this case.
Officers admitted that the zucchini really did look like a bomb and that someone probably just threw it over the man’s fence. Good police work, boys.