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A jogger reported a bomb scare after finding what she thought was a hand grenade, only to find out it was a sex toy.
The woman came across the item while she was in a forest near the German city of Passau and reported it to police, fearing it was explosive.
It was in a transparent carrier bag, with various objects, one of which looked like a grenade, Bild reports.
Usually attending scenes for the 'disposal of dangerous explosives', the team sent to the scene were shocked to find it wasn't as dangerous as they'd first imagined.
They could give the all-clear when they realised the bag also contained condoms, lubricant and a rubber object shaped like a grenade.
Given the task of researching the item, police were reported to have said: "The search on the internet then confirmed the suspicion.
"There are actually sex toys in the form of hand grenades. And that's what it was about here.
"Probably someone just wanted to dispose of the things and not thrown them in the trash."
It seems that finding sex toys in public areas isn't that rare.
A dog refused to surrender a pink sex toy after finding it while out on a walk, much to the embarrassment of his owner.
Lucas, a nine-year-old golden retriever, was out for a walk with his owner Julie Maher, 52, in Leeds when he disappeared into bushes, which is usual, and then returned with a sex toy, which is not.
The dog was so pleased with his new find, that he refused to drop it and Julie was left with no option other than to let him bring it home.
Julie said: "Lucas and I were on our daily walk in the fields close to where we live and more often than not, he usually ends up with his head in some bushes and ends up bringing something out.
"He usually finds a tennis ball or something - we've got a massive collection of various types of balls collected by Lucas when we've been out walking!
"But on this particular day, I was chatting on my mobile when I noticed that Lucas was carrying an object in his mouth.
"Concerned with what it was, I caught up with him to see and obviously when I realised his hilarious discovery I began laughing uncontrollably."
But Lucas didn't want to give up on his new find that easily.
Julie added: "After wrestling with him for what seemed like ages, I decided that I would try to get home as quickly as possible in the hope no one would see what he had!
"Fortunately, we don't live that far from where we were - I've never walked so fast in my life!"
Lucas returned home but later went on to chew the sex toy to pieces.
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