An army bomb disposal unit has been dispatched after a woman mistook a pine cone for a hand grenade on the beach.
The woman found the suspected hand grenade on the beach of Saint-Cast-Le-Guildo, located in the department of Cotes-d’Armor in the French region of Brittany.
Fearing for her life and those of others in the area, she called the local authorities saying she had found a grenade on the beach.
The local authorities of the French town immediately alerted the army and a special Explosive Ordnance Disposal team from the French military was dispatched to the beach.
The bomb experts searched the shoreline for the grenade or any other explosive device but were unable to find anything.
The soldiers then decided to contact the woman who had reported the presence of the grenade to show them where the dangerous object was.
A police spokesman wrote: “The investigators then contacted the lady who returned to the scene to show them precisely the location of the object which had been described as a grenade.
“It turned out to be a pine cone!”
According to the local police, the pine cone “was subsequently safely removed, making the beach passable again”.
One netizen simply commented: “Another Parisian”