Nomura Holdings said it placed an employee on administrative leave who was responsible for bringing an “inappropriate item” into its New York offices after police said a fake grenade was found in the building, [causing 2 World Financial Center to be evaucated]…The package was ordered by an unidentified employee who had bought it from an Oklahoma City-based company that specializes in U.S. Marine Corps novelties, police said. There was no crime, according to the NYPD statement. [BusinessWeek, earlier]

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  1. Posted by guest | April 17, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    why so serious?

  2. Posted by PermaGuestII | April 17, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Having a USMC grenade shipped to a Japanese bank = priceless.

  3. Posted by Y. Hamanaka | April 17, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Dude, this is Japan, not 'Nam. There are rules to follow or you lose face.

    And money.

  4. Posted by guy who knows | April 17, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    For those wondering, the administrative response to novelty dog poo is similar.

  5. Posted by guest | April 17, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Evacuating the entire building because of a novelty grenade in a box seem like gross a overreaction.

    There surely had to be a more levelheaded way of handling that situation.

    I would guess that this wasn't the first time a novelty grenade had been shipped to an office building.

  6. Posted by I seen 'em | April 17, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Plenty of grenades available in WFC area. Just go to Moran's around happy hour.

  7. Posted by pazzo83 | April 17, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    His only crime was that he worked at Nomura.

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    MOTIVES.

  10. Posted by pazzo83 | April 17, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    I totally agree. I mean, it's not like there have been any such security concerns anywhere in lower Manhattan over the past, say, 20 years.

  11. Posted by Bandersnatch | April 17, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    It's over Johny. It's over.

  12. Posted by Jackwagon | April 17, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    "Fake grenade"? So a fat, ugly chick with huge knockers was sent over?

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    My daddy always tole me how to tell a level headed gal in the gas business. They got margarita salt on both sides of their mouth.

  14. Posted by PermaGuestII | April 17, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Better Wake Island than Tokyo.

    -Maj. Gen. Curtis E. LeMay, USAAC

  15. Posted by Toulene Trader | April 17, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Why would they name a bar the slang word for someone stupid?

  16. Posted by pazzo83 | April 17, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    No that would still be a "real grenade".

  17. Posted by Gundlach | April 17, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    Totally inappropriate item for the office.

  18. Posted by Geico Caveman | April 17, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Hey!

  19. Posted by Johnny Tubesteak | April 17, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    This gets filed under jappy bank / wacky sense of humor.

  20. Posted by guest | April 17, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    YOU BWING DISHONAH ON FAMIWIY!!!!

  21. Posted by Bitchtern | April 17, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Lighten up, Francis.

  22. Posted by T. Elliot | April 17, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    What's with all the commotions?

    Nomura's trading book blows up periodically. This is just nothing.

  23. Posted by guest | April 17, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    -Guy whose friends call him "Moran" behind his back

  24. Posted by 1...2...10!!! | April 17, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    alright Johnny, I'm sorry

  25. Posted by Guest | April 17, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    Is the Frying Pan still cool?

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    Huh?

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  28. Posted by OBX Bro | April 17, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    Haters gonna hate

  29. Posted by OBX Bro | April 17, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Could've been worse. He could've ordered "Jump to Conclusions"

  30. Posted by Laxbro | April 17, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    My Dad always told me there is no such thing as a level headed slam.

  31. Posted by Llloyd Blankfein | April 17, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    Huh?

  32. Posted by Guest | April 17, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    So this guy won't be coming into the office nomura?

  33. Posted by Broseph | April 17, 2012 at 5:06 PM

    yes, if you're fresh out of college

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    looks like this guy can fit right here in Bank of America

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