A man drove a live, practice aerial bomb he found behind a motor home to a San Diego-area fire station, prompting a lengthy response from Bomb Squad investigators.
The person discovered the device in a gym bag behind a nearby motor home at approximately 11:30 a.m. Sunday, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue (SDFD) Captain Joe Amador.
Amador said the man got scared and called his girlfriend, and then decided to bring it to Fire Station 23, located at 2190 Comstock Street in San Diego's Linda Vista neighborhood.
On his drive, he called 911 and told them he was bringing the device to the station.
Firefighters were waiting for the man when he arrived at the station, Amador said.
He got out of the car with the duffel bag. Firefighters told him to put them item down, but the man was scared the bomb would go off, Amador said. He eventually went back to his car.
Bomb Squad investigators responded and asessed the device. They determined it was a five-pound live, practice aerial with a small spotting charge, meaning it could have gone off.
The device was collected by the Bomb Squad.
Amador said the issue was resolved and all units were cleared.
No other information was immediately available.