Hillsborough: How did this wind up in Ybor?

The other day someone found a Patriot Missile at a scrap yard over in Tampa (a quick ride over the bridge from here).

Airman Lucas Mefford, a member of MacDill’s ordnance team, said the missile still had its rocket motor and guidance system. He said it appears to have been a training model.

“It’s pretty rare to find a Patriot,” Mefford said. That’s rare, as in never.

I wonder if I can get me one of those?

The missile part found at the scrap yard on Fourth Avenue was about 10 feet long and was marked “inert,” signifying that it wasn’t explosive. Training models typically never contain explosives or propellants of any type.

Well that’s no fun.

(Via The St Pete Times.)

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