Deputies: Orange Co. man threatened neighbor with grenade

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Orange County deputies arrested a man they said threatened his neighbor with a grenade.

Deputies said the victim was upset that their neighbor Timothy Bare, 32, refused to turn his music down around 10 p.m. Friday at the Harbour Beach condos.

The victim said he asked Bare to turn down his music several times, and at one point Bare produced a hand grenade and threatened to throw it in the victim’s apartment.

Investigators found the grenade inside Bare’s home but said Bare was very intoxicated and could not confirm if the device was live or inert.

After some evacuations, officers with the sheriff’s office Hazardous Device Team recovered the grenade.

Though the bottom of the grenade was hollowed out, it still could not be determined if it was active.

“Though the grenade could not explode, it still had a possible live fuse inside, which was a danger,” said Lt. Paul Hopkins with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

The grenade will be destroyed by the Hazardous Device Team.