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.22 bullet found in Fossgate, York (real headline, NOT The Onion)
The York Press ^ | 8:57am Friday 21st January 2011

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.


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To: FreedomPoster

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.


81 posted on 03/02/2011 8:08:16 AM PST by libstripper (uite eff)
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To: OB1kNOb; bert
OMG! I just found one in my pocket!

You better watch out. You show up in the UK and your pockets are going to JAIL!

82 posted on 03/02/2011 8:08:38 AM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: FreedomPoster

The report leaves-out the detail that it was a NUCLEAR .22 round...!


83 posted on 03/02/2011 8:08:50 AM PST by pabianice
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To: FreedomPoster

Story is incomplete.

They don’t tell what happened after he soiled his panties when he espyed this dangerous artifact.


84 posted on 03/02/2011 8:10:00 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: FreedomPoster

You can go to prison for possession of just one round.


85 posted on 03/02/2011 8:11:17 AM PST by 1066AD
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To: Travis McGee
Cordon off the block and call EOD!

It's too dangerous to defuse. They'll have to blow it in place.

86 posted on 03/02/2011 8:11:32 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: sockmonkey
I saw a handful in a parking lot. It was raining, and I figured I'd
police them on the way back, rather than walking around the
grocery with a pocket of wet ammunition, and dirty hands.

Alas, a car parked over the spot.

87 posted on 03/02/2011 8:11:55 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: dila813

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.


88 posted on 03/02/2011 8:14:51 AM PST by Eye of Unk ("These people are either at your neck or at your knees" A quote by Winston Churchill)
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To: Red Badger

Yep, I’ve always gotten a kick out of that picture. Wonder who threw them at her house?


89 posted on 03/02/2011 8:16:30 AM PST by wbill
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To: antiRepublicrat
Cordon off the block and call EOD!

It's too dangerous to defuse. They'll have to blow it in place.


90 posted on 03/02/2011 8:19:24 AM PST by OB1kNOb (If all the economists were laid end to end, they would still never reach a conclusion.)
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To: ReverendJames

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.


91 posted on 03/02/2011 8:20:06 AM PST by Eye of Unk ("These people are either at your neck or at your knees" A quote by Winston Churchill)
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To: FreedomPoster
And it makes the newspaper?

newspaper, they seem willing to 'spend' alot of public funded manhours to solve the mystery as well...

92 posted on 03/02/2011 8:24:54 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: FreedomPoster

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.


93 posted on 03/02/2011 8:29:34 AM PST by texmexis best
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To: FreedomPoster
Many years ago there was a story on FR from a UK paper about a WWII-era German bomb discovered by a construction crew buried in the earth in a town near the coast in England. Some country lane was cordoned off, and the bomb was safely defused and removed.

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.

94 posted on 03/02/2011 8:35:16 AM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: FreedomPoster

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 wasn’t 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.


95 posted on 03/02/2011 8:37:00 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: dila813

And in related news, due to this horrific incident, PBS UK is considering bringing back the Television series “Danger UXB” PBS Spokesman Nival Snerdley commented on the “importance of public awareness of these dastardly unspent shells”


96 posted on 03/02/2011 8:38:52 AM PST by DAC21
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To: FreedomPoster
Brit police prepare to move the live .22 bullet found in the street:


97 posted on 03/02/2011 8:42:51 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Why are public employee unions attacking taxpayers?)
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To: FreedomPoster

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...


98 posted on 03/02/2011 8:43:23 AM PST by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: Roccus
A couple of years ago the entire school system in my rural county went into lock-down because a .22 round was found on the HS property

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


99 posted on 03/02/2011 8:45:32 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: dead
LOL!
100 posted on 03/02/2011 8:45:53 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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