Kicker: Bogus bomb


MARY REICHARD, HOST: Two young girls swimming in a lake 20 miles south of Flint, Michigan, last week stumbled over a bit of history.

10-year old Paige Burnet and 9-year old Sage Menzies discovered what appeared to be a very old bomb.

Paige’s mother correctly surmised the 3-foot long rusty cylinder looked too dangerous to touch, and called police.

Officers inspected the object, partially buried underwater in the sand, and called the Michigan State Police bomb squad.

They determined the object was a Mark 2 practice bomb from World War I. Filled only with mud, the bogus bomb was decidedly not dangerous.

The girls were allowed to keep their sunken “treasure.”

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(Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP) In this Wednesday, May 30, 2018 photo, Paige Burnett, 10, left, and Sage Menzies, 9 pose with a World War I practice bomb they discovered the day before while swimming in Lobdell Lake behind the Menzies’ home in Linden, Mich. 

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