A boy finds WWII bomb on his first adventure with his new metal detector that he received as a Christmas present, reported MSN on Dec. 30.
The 7-year-old boys finding caused a pretty major scare after his parents saw the old buried WWII bomb. The boy, Sonny Cater, and his parents decided to go an outing on the fields nearby his house when his metal detector led him to make the discovery of the mud-covered WWII bomb.
After unearthing the bomb, they took his findings home. His father's suspicions were aroused when he started to wash it under the faucet. When the boy's father, Jem, 37, realized what it was he contacted a relative who serves in the Royal Air Force.
The family was instructed to immediately contact authorities. A bomb disposal squad was sent to their home in Kings Lynn, Norfolk.
Experts later identified the device as a British practice bomb from WWII and it was taken away for disposal at their facilities.
Obviously the boy's mother, Tracey, 39, was shaken by the event and she released the following statement to the local media:
"Kids always love looking for treasures so we thought it would be a fun random present for his stocking. When it started buzzing we all thought it would be some two pence pieces or something like that – I never thought it would be anything this serious.
It was all very exciting, the kids and Jem started digging and then our crazy dog started digging too. It was a big muddy lump when it came to the surface so we stupidly thought lets take it home.
We feel a bit silly now we know it could have potentially been dangerous but its not often we go exploring and end up with a bomb in a bucket of water at the end of the garden. I should imagine there was a few curtains twitching on our road on Boxing day. There was the police and bomb disposal outside our house the neighbors must have thought we were mad."