VACAVILLE (CBS13) – A bomb squad was called to a Vacaville Nugget Market Friday afternoon after an alleged shoplifter claimed he had a grenade.
Octavio Rodriguez, 23, of Fairfield, was booked into the Solano County Jail on charges including assault and criminal threats.READ MORE: 'He Gives Me Everything To Be': Therapy Dog For Woman In Wheelchair Now Needs Wheelchair Of His Own
The scene was at the Nugget along the 100 block of Browns Valley Parkway.READ MORE: Quake Near Truckee: Why Some Got Shake Alerts And Others Didn't
Vacaville police said officers were first called after workers attempted to detain Rodriguez. Loss prevention employees engaged in a struggle with Rodriguez when they approached him and saw the grenade.
Officers arrived at the scene and safely detained Rodriguez before recovering the device. Law enforcement had to call Travis Air Force Base to examine the grenade, and it was determined it was inert and no longer posed a threat, Vacaville police said.MORE NEWS: Sacramento Police Officer Justin Shepard Arrested For Alleged Domestic Violence Incident
Part of the parking lot was blocked off while the device was inspected.