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Convicted felon threatened deputy with “live” grenade during traffic stop, also had multiple weapons

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Donald Reid Jr. (Source: DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office)

David Boroff
New York Daily News

A motorist in Florida was arrested Saturday after claiming to have a “live” hand grenade in his vehicle.

Donald Reid Jr., of Bradenton, was found with multiple weapons, which were displayed in a Facebook post by the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office.

Reid told detectives during the traffic stop that he had a grenade “with the pin in place” in his possession.

He “informed detectives that to his knowledge, the grenade was ‘live,’” the sheriff’s office said.

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s bomb squad made sure the grenade was safe for removal and destruction, according to authorities.

Reid was charged with multiple counts of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon.

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