Police closed down a part of Southridge Mall on Friday, after mall security reported locating a military-style grenade in a vehicle in the parking lot.
This surely heroic security officer noticed the grenade while placing a parking warning on the vehicle and called the Greendale Police Department. Police evacuated and blocked off the area as the Milwaukee County Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit conducted an investigation, which determined the grenade to be a replica.
A replica of a grenade. The device was determined to pose no threat, and for some reason was confiscated.
The owner of the vehicle, a 75-year-old man, was arrested. He will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office for charging. (Disorderly Conduct)
There were no injuries or evacuations.
“In order to maintain a safe shopping environment, Southridge Mall enforces a strict code of conduct which includes prohibiting weapons on property. We’re working closely with the Village of Greendale Police Department as they investigate this incident.”