Smoke bomb in NYC restaurant sends diners into a panic

Smoke bomb in NYC restaurant sends diners into a panic

A prankster with a sick sense of humor chucked a grenade-sized smoke bomb into a crowded Greenwich Village restaurant where “Planet Terror” actress Rose McGowan was dining, sending patrons scrambling for air, authorities said.

The unidentified punk popped out of a subway service grate outside of Bar Pitti on Sixth Ave. near W. Houston St. at about 5:30 p.m. and hurled the explosive into the restaurant, which was quickly enveloped in thick red smoke, workers said.

“It was a big one…about the size of a grenade,” said one restaurant employee, who wished not to be named. “Everybody panicked and half the people ran out.”

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Whoever threw the smoke bomb was certainly dedicated to his cause, employees said: he had to enter the train station at either the Spring St. or W. 4th stations then walk through the tunnels to get to the service entrance.

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