POLICE ARREST OKLAHOMA COUPLE AT TRAFFIC STOP, FIND LIVE RATTLESNAKE, BOOZE, AND URANIUM POWDER
So I know police end up seeing a lot of total weirdness when they pull people over on traffic stops. But I’m pretty sure these cops had no idea what was in store for them when they pulled this duo over. This scene took place in Guthrie, Oklahoma. So why did the police pull this car over? Well, it was as simple as an expired license plate tag. But when police ran the plate, the system said someone had reported the car stolen. That’s less simple, right? But then the story takes a weirder turn with an open container of booze, a (live) pet rattlesnake and let’s not forget that pesky uranium powder! So yes, the police did arrest the couple.
WHO DRIVES AROUND WITH AN OPEN CONTAINER, A PET RATTLESNAKE AND A CANISTER OF URANIUM POWDER?
No, that’s right. Uranium. That’s the most obvious reason police arrested Stephen Jennings and Rachel Rivera. But you’ll be surprised how little police end up charging the couple with. But you can imagine the scene. As soon as police see the car may have been stolen, the energy changes. Now, they have probable cause and use it to search the vehicle. First up? An open bottle of booze, some classic Kentucky Deluxe. Next up? What the hell is that sound? Oh, it’s just a “pet” rattlesnake. Ok. That’s pretty damn weird. But then they also find a “-canister of radioactive powdered uranium.”
SO FAR, COUPLE ONLY FACES CHARGES FOR OPEN CONTAINER, EXPIRED TAG, MAYBE STOLEN VEHICLE
So first let’s get back to the snake. Guthrie Police Serjeant Anthony Gibbs told media, “When that happens of course, we call in a company that deals with that specifically and it`s taken safely into possession. The uranium is the wild card in that situation.” Yup. That’s some pretty weird shit going on there. But so far, the couple only faces charges for the open container of booze. Why? Well, first off they have no idea what these folks wanted to do with the uranium powder. And the snake? Gibbs continued, “It happens to be rattlesnake season at the time, so he can be in possession of this rattlesnake because he has a valid lifetime hunting and fishing license.”