Ordnance found on North Carolina beach, placed in garden

Ordnance found on North Carolina beach, placed in garden
Lesson of the day? Be careful what you pick up and take home from the beach. (Source: (Pine Knoll Shores Police Department)/Pine Knoll Shores Police Department)

PINE KNOLL SHORES, N.C. (AP) - Police in a North Carolina beach town are warning people to be careful after a resident picked up military ordnance from the beach.

The Pine Knoll Shores Police Department issued a statement Friday about the unusual event on the island beach along the North Carolina coast.

Police say a resident found a strange object on the beach then took it home and put it in a flower garden.

The resident became concerned when the object began smoking. It was taken to a fire station and determined to be a phosphorous military ordnance device.

A U.S. Marine Corps unit came and safely disposed of the object. No one was injured

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