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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:12 AM

Man caught driving stolen car filled with radioactive uranium, rattlesnake, whiskey, Guthrie police

GUTHRIE, Okla. —
Guthrie police had quite the surprise when they pulled over a car with an expired tag – the car turned out to be stolen, and police said they found a canister of radioactive uranium, a rattlesnake, and an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey.

According to Guthrie police, an officer was patrolling the area of the 300 block of Viking Drive on June 25, when he noticed a car with an expired tag. The officer pulled over the car and spoke with the driver, later identified as 41-year-old Stephen Jennings.

Police said Jennings’ driver’s license was suspended, and the car he was driving had been reported stolen. He reportedly told officers that he had a firearm in the center console, and there was a timber rattlesnake in an aquarium in the back seat.

Jennings has been charged with a felony count of possession of a stolen vehicle, and misdemeanor counts of transporting an open container of liquor, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license and failure to carry security verification form. His passenger, Racheal Rivera, is charged with possession of firearm after a former felony conviction.

https://www.koco.com/article/man-caught-driving-stolen-car-filled-with-radioactive-uranium-rattlesnake-whiskey-guthrie-police-say/28366458

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Reply Man caught driving stolen car filled with radioactive uranium, rattlesnake, whiskey, Guthrie police (Original post)
underpants Jul 2019 OP
Chuuku Davis Jul 2019 #1
magicarpet Jul 2019 #2
underpants Jul 2019 #9
melm00se Jul 2019 #3
hlthe2b Jul 2019 #4
DetlefK Jul 2019 #5
UpInArms Jul 2019 #8
edbermac Jul 2019 #6
underpants Jul 2019 #10
jberryhill Jul 2019 #7
underpants Jul 2019 #12
surrealAmerican Jul 2019 #11

Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:14 AM

1. I want to party with

That guy

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Response to Chuuku Davis (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:19 AM

2. Makes me want to become a Benedictine Monk.

Just mumble and recite prayers all day long and be a good boy.

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Response to Chuuku Davis (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 08:23 AM

9. No kidding

Paaaaarteeee!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:38 AM

3. All that was left

to hit all the check boxes is a Confederate flag.

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Response to melm00se (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:48 AM

4. and a hood...

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:58 AM

5. Let me tell you a real-life anecdote about a guy who stole Uranium:

At the university where I studied, there was a research-center nearby and both cooperated on lots of projects. The research-center was originally, when it was founded way back, about studying radioactive materials and so it retained a department studying radioactive materials even though the overall interest broadened into other fields as well.

There was this employee.

He was a kleptomanic.

He stole small bits of radioactive material. (For research-purposes, radioactive materials are stored sealed in tiny glass tubes.)

He eventually had a nice collection of different materials... which he stored at home... in a cheap high-rise flat... under his bed... in a metal-sheet box.

He eventually got cancer and when the doctors heard where he worked, they checked him for radiation and guess what they found.

A special team entered his flat and they found that the whole apartment was radioactive.

They didn't even bother trying to decontaminate it. They put metal-sheets over the windows and doors and welded everything shut and that's it.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 08:08 AM

8. That reminded me of this story

David Hahn, The 17-Year-Old Who Built a Backyard Nuclear Reactor

David Hahn, also known as the “Nuclear Boy Scout” or the “Radioactive Boy Scout,” was an American who came to everyone’s notice after building a nuclear reactor in his backyard. In 1994, the 17-year-old irradiated his mother’s house and the neighborhood with his breeder reactor. A chance encounter with the police brought his experiment into the limelight. Soon, FBI, EPA, and various nuclear agencies got involved followed by a Superfund cleanup of the property. Keep reading to learn more about David Hahn, the 17-year-old who built a backyard nuclear reactor.

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Believing the toolbox to be an atom bomb, the police had the car towed to the police headquarters. There it was discovered that David’s toolbox indeed contained radioactive materials. The Federal Radiological Emergency Response Plan was implemented, and many government agencies sprang into action including the FBI and the NRC. David’s backyard laboratory was sealed and a Superfund cleanup took place. The potting shed was dismantled, and its remains were dumped into a facility in the middle of the Great Salt Lake Desert.

More at link

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 08:01 AM

6. Uranium in the car?

That’s intense!

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Response to edbermac (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 08:24 AM

10. Yes!

Repo Man

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 08:06 AM

7. Ah, thank goodness they found my car!

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 08:29 AM

12. Your evil plans have been foiled

Your mischievous scheme to make a nuclear powered gun totin’ liquor snake will have to wait for another day.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 08:28 AM

11. No charges related to the uranium?

It would appear that's no real danger.

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