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Costco checks hot dog after woman claims she bit into bullet at Irvine store (9mm)
Sac Bee ^
| AP - Irvine
Posted on 05/05/2004 7:16:09 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - Costco workers checked the merchandise at its food court and found nothing out of the ordinary after a woman claimed she bit into a bullet while eating a hot dog, the company's chief executive officer said Wednesday. Police interviewed workers and opened all of the approximately 25 remaining hot dog packages after Olivia Chanes, 31, reported the incident, CEO Jim Sinegal said.
"We checked everything thoroughly," Sinegal said by phone from Costco's corporate office near Seattle. "Obviously, it's regrettable. ... The question is when could something like this happen."
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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; bullet; checks; claims; costco; hotdog; irvine
..later went to the hospital complaining of stomach pains and X-rays found what appeared to be another 9mm bullet in her stomach, The Orange County Register reported. Doctors told her the metal round would eventually pass out of her system, the newspaper said.
posted on 05/05/2004 7:17:23 PM PDT
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Costco is going to "bite the bullet" on this one...
what do they want for $1.50.
posted on 05/05/2004 7:18:25 PM PDT
How could a 9mm bullet make it into a hot dog? Sorry, my BS detector is going off. Sounds more like someone fishing for a lawsuit and winning a courthouse lottery to me.
posted on 05/05/2004 7:18:29 PM PDT
(With Rights, comes Responsibilities. Don't assume one, without assuming the other.)
She obviously shot her mouth off.
Yep, a bullet would never make it through the process. Hot dogs are essentially liquid before they're molded into weenies, and there are filters. No freakin' way this happened for real.
posted on 05/05/2004 7:24:25 PM PDT
(You can have my gun when I'm done shooting your cold, dead body with it.)
Looks like a sham law suit in the making to me.
posted on 05/05/2004 7:26:35 PM PDT
Coulda been a hit... put a few bullets into someone then dump him into the meat byproduct grinder... by the time it gets to the customer it'll be the same bland, colorized pseudomeat as the intended ingredients.
posted on 05/05/2004 7:36:55 PM PDT
(yesterday Kabul, today Baghdad, tomorrow Damascus)
I think I was happier not knowing that...
posted on 05/05/2004 8:06:08 PM PDT
("By God, I pity those poor bastards we're going up against. By God I do.")
Coulda been a hit... put a few bullets into someone then dump him into the meat byproduct grinder
When I saw the headline, I translated from the journalese "bullet" ="cartridge", and assumed unfired round. I never thought "actual bullet from inside target". My bad.
Oh! looky here (from the linked artcile)
when she bit into something hard and found what officers determined was a live 9 mm round.
posted on 05/05/2004 8:30:46 PM PDT
by Oztrich Boy
("Despise not the jester. Often he is the only one speaking the truth")
Ewwww. Disgusting. But that reminds me of home. You see, we had many hunters in our family and lots of hunting friends. My Uncle was a busy sausage maker. Between the unmarked meat in the freezer wrapped only in butcher paper, and the sausages, you never know what kind of meat you were eating. Once it ended up in a stew, you just said, "More please".
But bullets in the meat - nope.
posted on 05/05/2004 8:30:50 PM PDT
I'd be sweating bullets waiting to pass that 9mm,
To: Ron in Acreage
Reminds me of Upton Sinclair's famous muck raking novel, The Jungle, an expose of workers' plight and working condition in Chicago meat processing plant. One incident depicted (supposedly based on an actual occurence) had a worker accidently slipping into a huge, boiling vat of sausage meat. After workers fished out the clothing and nearly flesh-bared bones, the batch was allowed to move forward to be extruded into gut casings and to market.
posted on 05/05/2004 9:13:10 PM PDT
(In the know on the border)
I read that book a few months ago. It turned me off meat for a while. But, great literature none-the-less.
posted on 05/05/2004 9:16:22 PM PDT
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