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   Grocery Store Customer: Hi there. Can I have those ribs right there, but without the handgun, please?

08 Dec 2012 12:28 AM   |   4827 clicks   |   My Fox DC
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Sudlow     
18 month old ribs..... Mmmmmm tasty.

08 Dec 2012 12:30 AM
Mega Steve     

Sudlow: 18 month old ribs..... Mmmmmm tasty.


But, hey..it comes with a loaded gun!

08 Dec 2012 12:35 AM
arentol     
Yeah, the gun thing was by far the least interesting part of this story. With as many guns as we have here in the US one was bound to show up in a pack of ribs eventually.

It was the June 8, 2011 thing that screwed with my head. I always assume my ribs were from cows butchered at least within the last 6 months, not over 18 months ago. Now I am wondering whether the ground beef in my freezer is Obama beef or Bush beef. This is seriously farking with my head.

08 Dec 2012 12:39 AM
HBK     
Stockboy trying to sell a gun to a coworker and stashes it as his manager walks into the freezer?

When I worked at a grocery store, a lot of shady stuff happened in the freezers. Mostly drinking inventory and smoking weed.

08 Dec 2012 12:40 AM
arentol     

HBK: Stockboy trying to sell a gun to a coworker and stashes it as his manager walks into the freezer?

When I worked at a grocery store, a lot of shady stuff happened in the freezers. Mostly drinking inventory and smoking weed.


I live in WA. Smoking weed in the grocery story freezer is no longer shady here. How weird is that?

Yet another think farking with my head.

08 Dec 2012 12:43 AM
Hacker_X     
Somebody somewhere is kicking themselves yelling "So thats where I left it!"

08 Dec 2012 12:43 AM
flamingboard     
Careful. Omar coming.

08 Dec 2012 12:47 AM
TheMega     
Seriously?!?!?! If I open up a pack of meat and find a nice pistol, not to mention ammo to go with it (altho I might just trash the ammo and get new), I'm thinking Merry F'n Xmas to ME!!! I bought it, got a prize like it was Cracker Jacks!!!

08 Dec 2012 12:49 AM
Sudlow     
arentol

"It was the June 8, 2011 thing that screwed with my head."

Something isn't right there. The company I worked for until recently sold equipment to that facility and I've dealt with several people there over the years. No way did product that old sit around. They are very tight on that sort of thing. One bad batch of meat and they are out millions. Perhaps it sat in the supermarkets distribution center for that long?

08 Dec 2012 12:50 AM
HBK     

arentol: I live in WA. Smoking weed in the grocery story freezer is no longer shady here. How weird is that?

Yet another think farking with my head.


It'll probably still get you fired.

08 Dec 2012 12:51 AM
Curious    [TotalFark]  
i'm going with the date being a typo or if not then someone stashed that case knowing the gun and ammo were in it. one of you can hypothesis how it got to the store.

08 Dec 2012 12:55 AM
bmihura     
FTA: Authorities say the semi-automatic Rock Island Armory .38 Super had not been reported stolen

Semi-automatic .38, as opposed to the full-auto or revolver .38? Nice reporting!

08 Dec 2012 12:58 AM
flamingboard     

TheMega: Seriously?!?!?! If I open up a pack of meat and find a nice pistol, not to mention ammo to go with it (altho I might just trash the ammo and get new), I'm thinking Merry F'n Xmas to ME!!! I bought it, got a prize like it was Cracker Jacks!!!


Then in a couple years your questioned by police for having a gun used in a murder.

08 Dec 2012 12:59 AM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico authorities say they're puzzled by what turned up in a package of meat at a Roswell grocery store.

OK, so what are the chances the gun ISN'T FROM THIS PLANET?!??!?

[ominous sci-fi music]

08 Dec 2012 01:00 AM
flamingboard     
*you're

/shiat

08 Dec 2012 01:00 AM
inglixthemad     

arentol: Yeah, the gun thing was by far the least interesting part of this story. With as many guns as we have here in the US one was bound to show up in a pack of ribs eventually.

It was the June 8, 2011 thing that screwed with my head. I always assume my ribs were from cows butchered at least within the last 6 months, not over 18 months ago. Now I am wondering whether the ground beef in my freezer is Obama beef or Bush beef. This is seriously farking with my head.


This is why I deal with a real butcher that buys meat from local farmers.

Costs more, but fresh, grass fed beef tastes better.

08 Dec 2012 01:02 AM
jimmyjackfunk     
I know it isn't nothing like CSI or NCIS here, but the article says a gun check could take weeks. Now if you go in for a job and they can do an instant background check on you, wouldn't you think there would be a similar system for firearms just enter the serial number and you have results within minutes. Of course if the number has been filed off, you would then have to resort to ballistics which I understand could take weeks. Didn't see a mention in the story if the number was gone or not.

/and yes it is odd that the meat was packaged almost a year an half ago. that part does make the story more intriguing than finding a gun packed inside it.

08 Dec 2012 01:03 AM
Jgok     
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Sometimes I hate browsing on a tablet...

/that was with "request desktop site" set as default
//AND after specifically refreshing the desktop url
///I'll just assume it was a gun made out of meat. That sounds amusing.

08 Dec 2012 01:04 AM
HBK     

bmihura: FTA: Authorities say the semi-automatic Rock Island Armory .38 Super had not been reported stolen

Semi-automatic .38, as opposed to the full-auto or revolver .38? Nice reporting!


Are you being sarcastic or genuine?

08 Dec 2012 01:04 AM
jmsvrsn     
Sgt. Preston in Roswell, NM? I now have an image in my mind of a Canadian Mountie dissecting an alien corpse.

08 Dec 2012 01:06 AM
lokis_mentor    [TotalFark]  

bmihura: FTA: Authorities say the semi-automatic Rock Island Armory .38 Super had not been reported stolen

Semi-automatic .38, as opposed to the full-auto or revolver .38? Nice reporting!


The only .38 Super Rock Island makes is a 1911 Clone.

08 Dec 2012 01:08 AM
RoyFokker'sGhost     
Obligatory

Warning, NSFW

08 Dec 2012 01:09 AM
arentol     

bmihura: FTA: Authorities say the semi-automatic Rock Island Armory .38 Super had not been reported stolen

Semi-automatic .38, as opposed to the full-auto or revolver .38? Nice reporting!


Yeah, it was actually very nice reporting. Usually reporters just call all firearms "assault weapon". Giving us an actual accurate description is practically unheard of, and is a huge step up from the usual crappy reporting we get on firearm related incidents.

Also, he was describing the FIREARM, not the AMMUNITION. So your statement makes no sense.

Also, there are a few kinds of .38 revolver ammo anyway, so your statement makes even less sense.

08 Dec 2012 01:11 AM
iq_in_binary     

bmihura: FTA: Authorities say the semi-automatic Rock Island Armory .38 Super had not been reported stolen

Semi-automatic .38, as opposed to the full-auto or revolver .38? Nice reporting!


I'm a gunsmith and I find no problems with it. Then again I also know you're not going to find a stock revolver in .38 Super ;)

08 Dec 2012 01:13 AM
Bill_Wick's_Friend     
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How much for just one bullet?

08 Dec 2012 01:14 AM
Jimmysolson     

inglixthemad: arentol: Yeah, the gun thing was by far the least interesting part of this story. With as many guns as we have here in the US one was bound to show up in a pack of ribs eventually.

It was the June 8, 2011 thing that screwed with my head. I always assume my ribs were from cows butchered at least within the last 6 months, not over 18 months ago. Now I am wondering whether the ground beef in my freezer is Obama beef or Bush beef. This is seriously farking with my head.

This is why I deal with a real butcher that buys meat from local farmers.

Costs more, but fresh, grass fed beef tastes better.


So, is it possible the event actually happened nearer to the date noted on the packaging and it just wasn't written about until recently?
My take from reading the article was that the meat never actually made it to the sales floor.
I've been drinking so cut me some slack farkers!

08 Dec 2012 01:14 AM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  

jimmyjackfunk: I know it isn't nothing like CSI or NCIS here, but the article says a gun check could take weeks. Now if you go in for a job and they can do an instant background check on you, wouldn't you think there would be a similar system for firearms just enter the serial number and you have results within minutes. Of course if the number has been filed off, you would then have to resort to ballistics which I understand could take weeks. Didn't see a mention in the story if the number was gone or not.

/and yes it is odd that the meat was packaged almost a year an half ago. that part does make the story more intriguing than finding a gun packed inside it.


[condescendingly]

The only "instant background check" your job can do on you is a $35 cursory run to see if you've been arrested locally lately. A real FBI/DOJ check does take a couple of weeks, where they run your prints and vital statistics against NCIC to see if you've been convicted in any other state or federally; under any other names or aliases; what the charges were and the dispositions; if you have any outstanding warrants and what they are and where; and sometimes if you're wanted internationally. The DOJ check may even go back farther.

The same is probably true for firearms. Sure, IF they have the serial number, the local cops can run it against their local database and see if it's a local gun and if anyone's reported it stolen; but if not, it's got to go into the national databases and get compared to thousands or millions of weapons in dozens of state and counties. In a lot of cases, it's not done automatically: They have to email the serial number to somebody, and some geek has to take the email and enter it into another secure database someplace else. NCIC and CLETS are not accessible by just everyone, even at a police station.

Sometimes I wish CSI and NCIS were not allowed to be on TV.

08 Dec 2012 01:15 AM
LS1Bird     
I too was actually shocked that the article gave an accurate description of the firearm.

38 Super 1911s aren't real common, even though that Rock Island is a cheap version. I think they'll find the owner.

08 Dec 2012 01:17 AM
halB     
Honest to god, frozen ribs make up a lot of legal cases, particularly contract cases and CISG cases.

I'm not the least bit surprised a gun was found in one of the packages.

08 Dec 2012 01:19 AM
red5ish     
18 month old meat. Don't shop at Albertsons. Check.
Weeks to do a firearms trace. Check.
Not going to sleep well tonight. Check.

08 Dec 2012 01:27 AM
jimmyjackfunk     

Gyrfalcon: Sometimes I wish CSI and NCIS were not allowed to be on TV.


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I share her sentiment.

But seriously thanks for that. I remember going in for a job and they put my info in and up popped an arrest from 7 years prior just like that. It just seems a bit odd. Heck, when I applied for my Hazmat certification my background stuff came back and was approved in about a week.

08 Dec 2012 01:28 AM
planes     
Tracing the weapon could take weeks?? Is that information about the make, model, and serial number still on 3x5 cards? How about a minute or two using one of those new-fangled computers?

08 Dec 2012 01:37 AM
halB     

planes: Tracing the weapon could take weeks?? Is that information about the make, model, and serial number still on 3x5 cards? How about a minute or two using one of those new-fangled computers?


A lot of states require the records to be destroyed after a week or so.

And thank god they do. We all have seen Red Dawn.

08 Dec 2012 01:44 AM
Loucifer     
I wish I had a dollar for every time I had a gun stuck in my ribs in the back room of an Albertson's.

08 Dec 2012 01:47 AM
SwiftFox     
The investigation found absolutely nothing strange, except that the 2012 Roswell meat gun inexplicably was composed of 79.5% Tantalum 180m, the rarest isotope in the universe, and contained 7400 times the amount of the metal estimated to be in the entire earth's crust.

08 Dec 2012 01:53 AM
fusillade762     

HBK: Stockboy trying to sell a gun to a coworker and stashes it as his manager walks into the freezer?

When I worked at a grocery store, a lot of shady stuff happened in the freezers. Mostly drinking inventory and smoking weed.


Not to mention sucking all the nitrous out of the whipped cream cans. Wait, sorry, that was the walk-in cooler, not the freezer.

/also worked grocery for a few years

08 Dec 2012 01:53 AM
HBK     

fusillade762: Not to mention sucking all the nitrous out of the whipped cream cans. Wait, sorry, that was the walk-in cooler, not the freezer.

/also worked grocery for a few years


Ah yes, whippets. Oh the headaches they caused.

08 Dec 2012 01:57 AM
Dimensio    [TotalFark]  

bmihura: FTA: Authorities say the semi-automatic Rock Island Armory .38 Super had not been reported stolen

Semi-automatic .38, as opposed to the full-auto or revolver .38? Nice reporting!


I am still confused; should not the author have claimed it to be a Glock?

08 Dec 2012 02:05 AM
blubaldnuglee     
As a Roswell resident, I'm surprised it wasn't a .25 Jennings.

08 Dec 2012 02:10 AM
Livingroom     

Dimensio: bmihura: FTA: Authorities say the semi-automatic Rock Island Armory .38 Super had not been reported stolen

Semi-automatic .38, as opposed to the full-auto or revolver .38? Nice reporting!

I am still confused; should not the author have claimed it to be a Glock?


obviously, you're an idiot. .38 super is "9mm largo" a semi-automatic round originally used in the MP5, before they went all 9mm-luger. a .38 super is a 1911 clone.

08 Dec 2012 02:20 AM
AirGee     

Livingroom: obviously, you're an idiot. .38 super is "9mm largo" a semi-automatic round originally used in the MP5, before they went all 9mm-luger. a .38 super is a 1911 clone.


Really? Is it that obvious that he is an idiot? I'm pretty sure all of those comments you're getting all high and mighty about are jokes, but thanks for sharing your knowledge.

08 Dec 2012 02:40 AM
fusillade762     

AirGee: Livingroom: obviously, you're an idiot. .38 super is "9mm largo" a semi-automatic round originally used in the MP5, before they went all 9mm-luger. a .38 super is a 1911 clone.

Really? Is it that obvious that he is an idiot? I'm pretty sure all of those comments you're getting all high and mighty about are jokes, but thanks for sharing your knowledge.


I think he was making fun of the person who automatically assumed the pistol was a revolver because it was a .38. I was going to make the same comment (about TFA calling it "semi-automatic" which still kinda bugs me since it should be assumed that all pistols are) but I thought I'd better Google the firearm in question first.

Though I agree calling him an "idiot" is pretty harsh.

08 Dec 2012 03:04 AM
Livingroom     

AirGee: Livingroom: obviously, you're an idiot. .38 super is "9mm largo" a semi-automatic round originally used in the MP5, before they went all 9mm-luger. a .38 super is a 1911 clone.

Really? Is it that obvious that he is an idiot? I'm pretty sure all of those comments you're getting all high and mighty about are jokes, but thanks for sharing your knowledge.


Two things: welcome to fark, and

I'm so tired of seeing the ignorant things that people say about guns, so I've decided to start correcting people. If you're too lazy/stupid/whatever to google the caliber just to double check...then you're an idiot. It's not like I went off screaming and bashing him. I just states the obvious. To anyone with knowledge of guns, he is an obvious idiot.

08 Dec 2012 03:08 AM
felching pen     

HBK: fusillade762: Not to mention sucking all the nitrous out of the whipped cream cans. Wait, sorry, that was the walk-in cooler, not the freezer.

/also worked grocery for a few years

Ah yes, whippets. Oh the headaches they caused.


That explains not being able to get the last third of the spray cream out of the can for my slice of pumpkin pie. Bastards.

08 Dec 2012 03:19 AM
Yes this is dog    [TotalFark]  

Livingroom: AirGee: Livingroom: obviously, you're an idiot. .38 super is "9mm largo" a semi-automatic round originally used in the MP5, before they went all 9mm-luger. a .38 super is a 1911 clone.

Really? Is it that obvious that he is an idiot? I'm pretty sure all of those comments you're getting all high and mighty about are jokes, but thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Two things: welcome to fark, and

I'm so tired of seeing the ignorant things that people say about guns, so I've decided to start correcting people. If you're too lazy/stupid/whatever to google the caliber just to double check...then you're an idiot. It's not like I went off screaming and bashing him. I just states the obvious. To anyone with knowledge of guns, he is an obvious idiot.


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08 Dec 2012 03:33 AM
Tumunga     
Phuq the cup. Pour it in my hand for a dime.

08 Dec 2012 03:35 AM
drayno76     
I was looking at a Rock Island Armory 1911 a few years ago as a plinker practice piece, the dealer wanted $300 and
told me it'd likely need about $150 in smith work to be a reliable 1911. Some net research gave me the same general
feeling. I just read a review, now they sound like nice pieces but are riding the low end at $600. Wonder if I missed a
deal.

08 Dec 2012 04:01 AM
Miss Stein     
Wanted for questioning:

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08 Dec 2012 05:03 AM
Jim_Callahan     

planes: Tracing the weapon could take weeks?? Is that information about the make, model, and serial number still on 3x5 cards? How about a minute or two using one of those new-fangled computers?


Well, if it's not registered to some police station or third-party unit, all the internet/databases are going to give you is manufacturer, region in which it was distributed, and maybe where it was last legally sold depending how meticulous retailers are with their records. But even that last one's a shot in the dark, retailers are under no obligation to keep such records longer than the store's warranty period, and their records aren't automatically in the police databases.

This means that tracing said weapon is going to be mostly footwork. Not literally, but calling retailers, cross-referencing various records (some of which will require getting warrants) and so on.

08 Dec 2012 05:59 AM
vegasj     

Sudlow: 18 month old ribs..... Mmmmmm tasty.


yea... the real news here is why are they unpacking ribs dated in 2011?!

and is marked with the date June 8, 2011


08 Dec 2012 06:52 AM
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