Skip to comments..22 bullet found in Fossgate, York (real headline, NOT The Onion)
Posted on 03/02/2011 7:26:08 AM PST by FreedomPoster
A STARTLED man has told how he found a bullet lying in a York city-centre street.
Tim Stark said he was unloading items into the MOR Music store where he works in Fossgate yesterday morning when he spotted what he believed to be a live .22 bullet gleaming in a puddle.
He said he immediately called police, who came and took it away.
I have no idea what it was doing there, he said.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said the bullet had been put into safe storage, and CID had confirmed it was not thought to be connected with any incident currently under investigation.
He asked anyone with any information about the bullet and how it came to be in Fossgate to phone the force on 0845 60 60 47.
Wonder how long he'll have to wait for the NHS to treat his PTSD.
If ol’ Timmy was that worried about a single .22 bullet...
...he’d have a heart attack if he peeked under the mats at the loose rounds on the floor of my truck.
Oh, that was their grandparents. The last British generation with brains, guts, and faith.
It’s a sad day when only Top Gear gives me hope for Britain. On the other hand...Clarkson for PM!
In a way he did the right thing. In the UK if he had TOUCHED IT they might have arrested him on charges of attempted murder of the queen. They are so hosed up... argh.
He would have peed all over himself for sure if he had seen me walking out of WalMart yesterday afternoon with 550 of them little missiles. To say nothing of the (GASP!) 100 9mm’s in the same bag.
Speaking of which, I need to run buy Wal-Mart and pick up a few things. I think I’ll get couple more bricks while I’m there. I think they’ve had the bonus 550 packs the last couple times.
Speechless is right. He...called...the...cops?
I feel safe in asserting that Tim Stark sits down to pee.
Pitiful. I hope they never come here to do their laundry in one of the public wash house’s you can find more than 22s in those washing machines lol .
LOL! You’re just on fire.
“He said he immediately called police, who came and took it away.”
Did they send the EOD squad?
I am unbelievably stuned. This POS wimp would go into seizures if I showed him what’s in my car. He would drop stone dead if he saw inside my house.
I hope someone slapped silly everyone involved in that series of decisions.
That’s really sad.
(SSHHHH.... I found a knife in my kitchen. Don’t tell the police.)
That is the mental picture I had.
>>I feel safe in asserting that Tim Stark sits down to pee.
Wait until you see the picture in #31.
Sitzpinkler is right.
Uh oh. That thing looks like one of the 12,000 or 13,000 I have at home in my safe. I don’t know how it got there but I want it back.
Google - MOR Music Store ,Fossgate - see contact page and leave him a nice note .
you should say that ... there will be more of ‘em Brits headed for the hills ...
OMG! I just found one in my pocket!
Thank you for that!
Having just watched that video, and, considering I am a Tea Party supporter, I am now a completely trained and lethal domestic terrorist!
Will there be a follow-up training video on how to infiltrate behind enemy lines?
...er...never mind. I'm already there...
TM called them in, in post 36.
Several years ago I flew to Australia wearing a jacket that had a .22 live round in one of the pockets. When I got to my hosts house I discovered it. I pulled it out and placed it on their kitchen counter and said “Lookie here what I found in my pocket” - they stared at it in unbelief, like it was something that came from outer space. Funny.
I found a knife in my pocket
Can people actually run that far, that fast, in the opposite direction?
This is what happens upon the homo and metrosexualization of a society.
The fools don’t even know the difference between a cartridge and a bullet. If they want a real shock they have no farther to look than the trunk of my car and its glove compartment. If they want to try for real strokes then they should go on to the rest of my house.
You better watch out. You show up in the UK and your pockets are going to JAIL!
The report leaves-out the detail that it was a NUCLEAR .22 round...!
Story is incomplete.
They don’t tell what happened after he soiled his panties when he espyed this dangerous artifact.
You can go to prison for possession of just one round.
It's too dangerous to defuse. They'll have to blow it in place.
Alas, a car parked over the spot.
I hate my keyboard, it misses whole words.
To repeat, Here in America we these as emergency fuses in our trucks.
A .22 can be a lifesaver to start a fire, pull the bullet, smash empty but still live primer with rock to ignite powder.
Yep, I’ve always gotten a kick out of that picture. Wonder who threw them at her house?
It's too dangerous to defuse. They'll have to blow it in place.
Contrary to what most people think not everybody in Australia has been de-gunned. You can still own a gun there, not as much as we see here in America though.
If nothing else given the necessity for the mother of invention Australia will evolve and come up with a pistol or a rifle that is light years from what we have seen in the last decade, they already have Metalstorm.
newspaper, they seem willing to 'spend' alot of public funded manhours to solve the mystery as well...
I wonder at the melee that would ensue if they found one of my .45-70 rounds in the gutter.
Probably would cause meetings at 10 Downing Street. Backbenchers in Parliament shouting and carrying on.
Sirens, helicopters, armored vehicles lined up.
Redjackets marching To and Fro.
Would be a riot.
About a year or so after that, there was another story about the same town where a .22 bullet was found outside of some candy store and the story read like a breathless 'breaking news' panic: "Police are launching an investigation", "No citizens, in particular children, were in danger say police", etc.
I swear. Stukas dropping bombs from the sky on schoolhouses, not a big deal in England. A loose bullet outside of a chip shop, and they come unglued.
One morning I walked into the office where I worked and found a .22 bullet on the floor next to my desk. I thought for a nanosecond I should call the military police and report it. I then decided it wasnt worth the bother or my time with all the questions I was going to be asked for which I would have no answer. So I tossed it in my upper desk drawer where it stayed until the day I left. I then threw it in the garbage.
And in related news, due to this horrific incident, PBS UK is considering bringing back the Television series âDanger UXBâ PBS Spokesman Nival Snerdley commented on the âimportance of public awareness of these dastardly unspent shellsâ
I was getting gas at Sams Club a few months back, found 5 or so rounds of 22 ammo laying on the ground. Picked it up and put it in the car, shot it a bit later. I guess it had to be in someones coat pocket or something...
When I was in 7th and 8th grade my buddy and I regularly brought our .22 rifles to school in the morning and kept them in our lockers. After school we would head over to the town dump and shoot rats. On the way we stopped at the hardware store on main street to buy a box of .22's. We walked through town about a mile to school, a mile to the dump and then 2 miles back home carrying our rifles and no one paid any attention to us at all.
The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.
-- Leslie Poles Hartley