No, not just any border crossing — the Peace Arch Crossing.
Why, you might ask, was this lady carrying a hand grenade in her glove compartment? Is this the latest in fashion? Or is this what they carry in Houston these days for self-defense against carjackers?
Or is it just that anyone who could take a 400km wrong turn, following signs to Vancouver, B.C. instead of Vancouver, Washington is just a bit, well, nuts?
Shields said the woman's husband apparently is a member of the U.S. military posted at the army base at Fort Lewis, Wash., just south of Olympia, Wash.
RCMP were determining if the grenade was a dummy or contained explosives but said it was likely live.
The woman, originally from Houston, Tex., was turned over to Canadian immigration authorities.
“It's quite likely this woman did not know that the grenade was inside her vehicle and she is apparently quite shaken up by the whole ordeal, so charges are quite unlikely,” said Shields.
“Likely the woman will be returned back to the U.S.”