A Florida angler went fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and came home with an eight-foot-long American air-to-air missile. Rodney Salomon-Prudo kept the weapon—released by an F15 fighter jet in 2004—strapped to the top of his boat for days.
Salomon-Prudo finally turned it over to the Eglin Air Force Base Bomb Squad. They immediately informed him that the missile was “live and unstable.” But it turns out the missile was used only for testing purposes and was not armed. Still, officials declined Salomon-Purdo’s request to keep it as a souvenir.