One man’s purchase at a Turlock estate sale almost ended with a real bang, when his recently acquired military relic was thought to be a live bomb.
Around 10:30 a.m. Saturday a man showed up at Turlock’s Public Safety Facility with what he believed was an explosive device that he had just purchased at an estate sale.
The Turlock Police Department contacted the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department Bomb Team and as a precaution, the streets around the Public Safety Facility were quickly closed off and businesses in the immediate area were notified of what was taking place.
The device was radiographed and determined to be inactive. The bomb squad identified the device as a military training round which had already been detonated.
“As a note to the general public if you believe that you are in contact with any type of explosive device we ask that you leave it in place and call the police department from a safe distance,” said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.