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)