Costumed suspect leaves fake grenade at door

March 23, 2008 6:23:26 AM PDT
Was it a prank? The product of a troubled mind?

Police don't know, but they're looking for whoever donned a flowing costume and put a bizarre and alarming parcel on a Long Island doorstep Friday.

The package included an object that looked like a grenade, plus a white powder, a book and some candy. It wasn't addressed to anyone at the address on West Broadway in Woodmere.

Authorities ultimately determined that the grenade was a toy, and the powder was sugar. No one was hurt.

Still, police say whoever is responsible could face a charge of placing a false bomb.