Didn’t he think he was safe from seals two miles from the ocean?
The small bomb, usually used to scare off seals, went off near a hardware store and a gas station on Forest Avenue near Forest Hill Boulevard at 9 p.m. An officer in the area heard a loud bang. A resident told him a man had lit and thrown an explosive device near a gas station.
Michael Harley Henderson, a 28-year-old Pacific Grove resident, was located at a nearby liquor store and admitted to detonating the “seal bomb” and throwing a second unlit bomb into a trash can. The small cylinder-shaped bombs are about 3 inches long, police said.
Fear Of Seals – Man Sets Off Bomb To Scare Them Away
The Bomb Squad said an estate sale cleaning service found a 1940’s era Bazooka Rocket Propelled Grenade (M6A1) in a garage cabinet.
The Pacific Grove Police Department quickly blocked a two block stretch of 17 Mile Drive that was affected, to prevent any pedestrian or vehicle traffic. Evacuations of surrounding homes were also made.
This type of grenade contains approximately 3.5 pounds of high explosive.
This must be what I saw in a convoy of police/sheriff/CHP cars and the Sheriffs Bomb Squad truck entering the dump north of Marina.
Item was reported to be a M6 grenade.
Picture from Relics Of War
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