Peter Cheng/ Metro News, CA
SAN DIEGO, CA -(Effingham Radio)- A sailor is accused of stealing 20 grenades from a San Diego based ship.
Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Aaron Booker was arrested by NCIS in Great Lakes, Illinois yesterday morning.
Booker allegedly took the grenades while he was stationed on the USS Pickney at Navy Base San Diego some time between January 2016 and February 2017.
The “San Diego-Union Tribune” reports he denies stealing the explosives, even after 18 of them were discovered in a bag with Booker’s name on it on the side of an Arizona highway last April.
Booker has directed authorities to look in Tijuana for the missing two grenades.