Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Out-Of-State Homeowner Calls Cops After Returning Home, Finding Grenade-Bearing Squatters, Pig On Premises; Nearby Homes Evacuated, Pair Arrested

In Miami, Florida, WPLG-TV Channel 10 reports:

  • A bomb squad was called to a Miami neighborhood Tuesday evening after a man found squatters with drugs, a handgun, grenades, and a pig inside his home.

  • Miami police said an out-of-state homeowner arrived to his Miami home at 2021 SW 37th Ave. and discovered two people, who police said were squatting, inside. When police arrived, they found cocaine, marijuana, a handgun, ten grenades, and a pig inside the house.

  • Nearby homes were evacuated after the discovery, police said. At 7:40 p.m., the bomb squad went into the home to remove the grenades. Police weren't sure if they grenades were live. The grenades are being taken to a lab for analysis.

  • Southwest 37th Avenue was closed while police investigated. Traffic was backed up for about four hours near the scene. The two suspects, a man and a woman in their mid-30s, were arrested. Both face weapons and narcotics charges, and could also face federal charges. Their names were not released.

Source: Police find squatters, grenades in home (Police: Squatters had drugs, handgun, 10 grenades, pig).

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