Web Desk(November 6, 2017): An 81-year-old man called police to tell them he found a World War II-era bomb in his garden, but when officers showed up, they found a large zucchini instead.
The man found the 11-pound, 15.7-inch-long vegetable in his back yard in Bretten. He believed it to be a bomb, but upon arrival, police said they found a dark-colored zucchini.
Police said they believe someone may have thrown the zucchini over the man’s garden hedge.
Though World War II has been over for more than 70 years, unexploded bombs are still periodically found throughout the country.
In September, officials evacuated some 65,000 residents when they found a 1.4-ton bomb at a construction site.