North Augusta man finds surprise while raking

Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 12:35 PM
Last updated 3:45 PM
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NORTH AUGUSTA -- A North Augusta man cleaning his yard Tuesday raked up more than just leaves.

The man called police to his Leyland Place home after he discovered what appeared to be an explosive projectile, according to a Department of Public Safety incident report.

Police arrived but were cautious. They suspect the object could be a round of ammunition from either a tank or a type of artillery. They contacted Fort Jackson’s explosive ordnance disposal unit.

The disposal team arrived and found the object was a penetrating high explosive military round. The team took the projectile to remote property owned by the city and safely discharged it, authorities.

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Boogaloo
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Boogaloo 09/08/10 - 12:48 pm
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Probably left over from the

Probably left over from the North Augusta-Beech Island battle re-enactment.

JackBootedThug
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JackBootedThug 09/08/10 - 01:44 pm
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Dang, I guess it's been a

Dang, I guess it's been a while since Mr Rutland has raked...

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 09/08/10 - 02:37 pm
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The original headline was one

The original headline was one of the worst ever. The updated one reads like someone was peeking inside a diaper.

stephykins
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stephykins 09/08/10 - 02:53 pm
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Rutland was the officer on

Rutland was the officer on scene, not the one raking.

tanbaby
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tanbaby 09/08/10 - 03:14 pm
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read again, rutland was
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read again, rutland was raking.....

stephykins
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stephykins 09/08/10 - 03:28 pm
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No need to read, the

No need to read, the Chronicle is incorrect. Officer Rutland works for North Augusta Public Safety & was the responding officer to the scene. Thanks though.

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 09/08/10 - 03:35 pm
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This information is correct

This information is correct according to the police report. We are double checking now.

stephykins
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stephykins 09/08/10 - 03:43 pm
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Be sure & let us know.

Be sure & let us know.

stephykins
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stephykins 09/08/10 - 04:48 pm
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Guess changing the article

Guess changing the article was the way to let us know...

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 09/08/10 - 04:54 pm
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All of the names currently

All of the names currently listed are accurate.

corgimom
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corgimom 09/08/10 - 07:19 pm
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"The team took the projectile

"The team took the projectile to remote property owned by the city and safely discharged it, authorities."

Police arrived but were cautious. They suspect the object could be a round of ammunition from either a tank or a type of artillery.

Past tense and then present tense?

Who WROTE this mess? And it was double checked?

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pommom38 09/08/10 - 09:14 pm
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Here we go again with the

Here we go again with the grammer patrol. Geez.
And who cares when he last raked! I do yard work every weekend and uncover more glass, etc. from the yard. Rain, wind, etc.. deteriates (ooh, it's misspelled) the ground over time.
Thankfully the guy did the right thing with calling the law and they handled it. That is what matters.

Pu239
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Pu239 09/08/10 - 10:14 pm
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Fort Jackson ordnance team
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Fort Jackson ordnance team discharged, authorities safely.

MadSnapper
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MadSnapper 09/08/10 - 10:50 pm
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What I want to know is how in

What I want to know is how in the heck did it get there?

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Knightryder 09/09/10 - 12:57 pm
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NAPD probally planted it

NAPD probally planted it there so they could raid the mans place later and charge him with possessing an explosive device.

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