17 June 2010

BBQ IN THE NEWS: Barbecue Bomb Scare in Clarksville

This is a strong early frontrunner for best barbecue-related news story of the year.

In Clarksville this morning, police responded to a 911 call reporting a suspicious package in a parking lot just off of the city square. A threatening message was scrawled on the side of it: "Anyone who touches this will lose their hands." Police assumed the worst and used the bomb squad robot to open the package. Imagine their surprise when it turned out to be...a "messy box of ribs." You can't make this stuff up.

Link: "Messy box of ribs left in Clarksville parking lot creates bomb scare" (Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle)


the mrs. said...


I love this photo.

Andrew J. said...

Hahaha. It was a gut bomb!

Chris said...

Hilarious! Sounds like someone was tired of people stealing his lunch at work and wrote that message.

I can't imagine what BBQ story could top this later this year.