Victorville, California Workers on a homeless outreach project searching a desert field for homeless people made a startling discovery when they found a 155 mm projectile.
The workers called the police who responded with a local bomb squad to remove the ordnance. The projectile was determined to be live. Sheriff's office suspect that the munition was dumped illegally near a residential area.
It's unclear why authorities suspect that the items was illegally disposed of in the area. The area in and around Victorville was an active WWII era bombing and gunnery range and UXO finds are not uncommon.