This is the grenade discovered at the Spirit of America car wash in Brookfield, Ill. (Photo: Screenshot/Submitted photo at mysuburbanlife.com)

This is the grenade discovered at the Spirit of America car wash in Brookfield, Ill. (Photo: Screenshot/Submitted photo at mysuburbanlife.com)

For some reason, a lot of bizarre and criminal stuff seems to happen at car washes. Some of it is tragic, like this recent story of a homicide at a New Orleans car wash in which a gunman opened fire on Tuesday, killing an employee. News reports said customers were there at the time and saw the whole thing. Other strange crime seems fairly regular around the country, like this guy who tried to blow torch his way through the change holder at a car wash in Pasadena, Texas. Lot’s of change thieves out there.

Now comes the strangest story for the month of April (so far).

On Friday, employees at the Spirit of America car wash in Brookfield, Ill., outside of Chicago, discovered  a real hand grenade, just laying there on the floor. Somebody bravely snapped a photo of it, which was posted on the website of MySuburbanLife.com, before calling the police.

According to the website, the Cook County Bomb Squad was called in to dispose of it. Another lesson learned: Don’t bring a hand grenade to a car wash.