WKMGPA, Fla. -- A Patriot missile with its guidance system and rocket motor was found in a Tampa scrap metal yard, according to authorities. Explosives experts at MacDill Air Force Base were called to the scrap yard on July 11 to identify an odd-looking object in a heap of junk.
The experts said the object was a surface-to-air missile, minus its warhead -- so it's harmless.
They say it appeared to be a training model, and still had its rocket motor and guidance system.
What the experts don't know is how the missile ended up in the scrap yard.
I just did a local documentary about a Medina County, Ohio refuse plant that is one of the best in the nation at recycling.
One of the things I learned was that if you work at the plant, you get to keep anything of value that you find.
Wonder if it works the same way in Florida?