IT WAS A HOUSE THAT HAD BEEN EMPTY FOR A VERY LONG TIME.
It was put up for auction (lelong) and a man bought it from the bank for RM40,000. He hired several men to renovate the house.
After a few days, the workers discovered something interesting but shocking at the back compound.
There were 3 grenades in a basin.
“They looked like the toy grenades that kids play with,” one man said.
They called the police, who came in several patrol cars and an MPV.
The police blocked off both sides of the road with the usual yellow tape.
The grenades were carried from the back compound to the front of the house, and from there, they were placed on the grass beside the road.
I was unable to get close enough to take a photo of the grenades.
In just a few minutes, the news had spread.
A small crowd gathered.
Someone asked, “What’s going on? Was there a murder?”
“No, we found 3 grenades in the back of the house, so we called the police.”
The MPV inched forward and stopped beside the grenades. An officer put the grenades into a bag, and put it into the back of the MPV.
Then, the MPV went off.
It was time for everyone to leave, too.