Marijuana Device Found at Mercedes Dealership

A marijuana pipe that looked like an explosive device was found at a Mercedes Benz dealership in Kearny Mesa, according to San Diego Fire Department.

Police said an employee reported the item around 8 a.m. after a customer brought the device into the dealership. The man found the device 2 miles from the storefront, picked it up, put it in his car and brought it to the dealership out of curiosity, according to SDFD spokesperson Maurice Luque.

Officials originally believed it was a pipe bomb, but after further investigation determined it was a marijuana device. The device looked similar to a pipe bomb, said Luque. A robot investigated the item and determined it was a marijuana pipe.

Luque said it was attached to bottom of car, as a way to transport the marijuana, and happened to fall of from underneath the car at that intersection.

The customer who brought the device to the shop is not considered a suspect, according to officials.

Roughly 300 employees at Mercedes Benz were evacuated for two hours while the bomb squad investigated.

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