Bomb scare in Kearny Mesa

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A customer brought an object resembling a pipe bomb to
a Kearny Mesa car lot Wednesday, prompting an evacuation of the business until
authorities determined that the tube was a homemade marijuana container.

The patron found the roughly 6-inch-long plastic cylinder in the street
about 8:30 a.m. while on the way to the Mercedes-Benz dealership in the 4700
block of Kearny Mesa Road, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

He carried it onto the grounds of the auto business and showed it to
mechanics, who decided to make an emergency call because they thought the
object, which had caps on both ends, might be a makeshift explosive device,
SDFRD spokesman Maurice Luque said.

Everyone at the business — about 300 people — evacuated while a bomb
squad was en route to investigate.

The explosives team used a remote-controlled robot to blow the pipe open
about 10:15 a.m., finding a stash of cannabis inside, Luque said. The
dealership was then cleared to reopen.

The cylinder apparently had been attached to the underside of a vehicle
before falling off near the intersection of Convoy and Daggett streets, the
spokesman said.

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