German bomb squad authorities who were called to investigate a suspicious device in the forest determined that the device was actually a sex toy, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.
A jogger contacted authorities after discovering a bag with the device, which resembled a hand grenade, the AP reported. The jogger found the device in a forest outside of Passau, located in southeastern Germany near the Austrian border.
Bomb squad officials who arrived at the scene to investigate the device determined it wasn’t a bomb, but a sex toy shaped like a hand grenade, according to the AP.
Other materials in the bag — condoms and lubricant — suggested what kind of purpose the device served, police told dpa, a German news outlet.
“An internet search confirmed the suspicion,” police said, according to the AP. “There are actually sex toys in the form of hand grenades.”
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Decades later, people in Germany continue to come across World War II-era bombs and munitions. Days prior to the sex toy discovery, construction workers in the southern German city of Mannheim found a 1,100-pound aerial bomb at a former U.S. military barrack. The bomb was defused the same day, Deutsche Welle reported. (RELATED: Tens Of Thousands To Evacuate After Massive WWII Bomb Found In German Town)