Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A perfectly good explanation

Man Discovers Severed Leg in Smoker Bought at North Carolina Auction

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 (FoxNews)

MAIDEN, North Carolina — A man who bought a smoker at an auction of abandoned items might have thought twice had he looked inside first. Maiden police said Tuesday the man opened up the smoker and saw what he thought was a piece of driftwood wrapped in paper. When he unwrapped it, he found a human leg, cut off 2 to 3 inches (5 to 8 centimeters) above the knee. The smoker had been sold at an auction of items left behind at a storage facility, so investigators contacted the mother and son who had rented the space where the smoker was found. The mother, Peg Steele, explained her son had his leg amputated after a plane crash and kept the leg following the surgery "for religious reasons" she doesn't know much about.
"The rest of the family was very much against it," Steele said. Steele said her son, John Wood, plans to drive to Maiden, about 35 miles (55 kilometers) northwest of Charlotte, to reclaim his amputated leg, police said.

A few questions come to mind:

1. What religion requires a person to keep severed parts? Just asking.

2. Why stuff your religiously significant severed leg in to a smoker?

3. What kind of smoker can fit a whole human leg? Was the middle rack removed?

A thought also arises:

I have always contested that KC Barbecue is better than the Carolina variety. I think this story goes a long way to prove my point, although on different grounds (nasty, severed leg grounds) than I have always argued (KC BBQ tastes better grounds).


Frontier Forest said...

What kind of LAME comment would you expect about a LEG from a lady named “PEG!!”

Lumber business isn't getting any better.

jeremy morgan said...

You mean to tell me that you PCA folks don't keep your severed limbs?

GUNNY said...

I've never had human leg, but I'll take your word for it that it's better with BBQ sauce, of the KC variety.

Perhaps this guy was thinking he needed to have his leg close by in case of "rapture" (as Hough calls it). Perhaps he didn't want it to be "Left Behind."

rgmann said...

It was probably just going to be a "burnt offering!"

Phantom495 said...

Mmmmmm!! Tastes like chicken!

Frontier Forest said...

Where do you get these pictures?