Bad Idea: Pal Mails Petraeus Fake Grenade
NYPD called in after secretary opens package
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2013 1:37 AM CDT
Then-CIA Director David Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington last year.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

(Newser) – If David Petraeus was still running the CIA, he might call for some "enhanced interrogation techniques" to be used on a buddy who thought it would be funny to mail a fake grenade to the general's New York City office. The package was opened by the general's secretary, who thought it was real and called police, causing the evacuation of the office and the closure of part of 58th Street, reports NY1. It's not clear whether Petraeus was in his office at the time.