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Loaded gun found in box of frozen beef

December 10, 2012
KEYWORDS albertson’s / swift
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A loaded handgun was found by an Albertson’s employee in Roswell, N.M., in a box of frozen ribs. The semi-automatic .38 gun and ammunition were subsequently turned over to police, reports KRQE News.

"I have personally never heard of this in 13 years," said Sgt. Jim Preston of the Roswell Police Department.

According to the police report, the meat package came from the Swift Packing Plant in Greeley, Colo., and the date on the package is June 8, 2011. Greeley police are investigating whether the gun had been involved in any crimes there. The gun was reportedly cleaned before being left in the box, which makes finding any evidence a problem.

The Albertsons supervisor told police there was an indention in the box where the gun was packed in with the frozen meat. Store officials told News 13 this is an extremely unusual circumstance, and that no one in the store was in danger when the gun was found.

Source: KRQE News

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