[ by Charles Cameron — stunned — gun, whiskey, rattler — and a personal uranium stash? ]
And the prize for best catch of the week goes to the Guthrie, Oklahoma PD cops who made a traffic stop for expired tags, found the vehicle was stolen, and discovered within it: a firearm, an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey, a rattlesnake, and some powdered uranium.
Stephen Jennings was arrested for allegedly driving a stolen vehicle with rattlesnake and uranium inside.
It makes us wonder:
Jennings, of Logan County, told officers that he had the uranium because he recently purchased a Geiger counter to test metals, and the chemical element came with the purchase. He joked with officers that he was trying to create a “super snake,” Gibbs added. [ .. ]
The uranium did not result in charges because Jennings was in possession of a legal amount.