NEWPORT BEACH — The hand grenade found in a Fashion Island parking lot Thursday morning was dead, Orange County Sheriff's Department officials said.
About 7:34 a.m., Fashion Island security was patrolling the parking structure between Bloomingdales and Nordstrom when they found the pineapple-shaped grenade standing upright in a parking stall on the second level.
"It was obviously placed there. For what reason, we don't know," said Newport Beach Sgt. Steve Burdette. "There's no rhyme or reason."