Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Tailgating in the South

This just in;

MAIDEN, N.C. — A man who bought a smoker Tuesday at an auction of abandoned items might have thought twice had he looked inside first.
Maiden police said 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 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 northwest of Charlotte, to reclaim his amputated leg.

Wow! The questions are flooding my mind right now. The question racing to the front is "What religious reasons could there possibly be for saving an amputated leg?" If you fail to pay the rent on the storage facility where you are keeping your amputated leg IN A SMOKER, would that be considered a religious short-coming?


Kenny Simpson said...

"If your leg causes you to sin...cut it off and put it in a smoker"

Lerra said...

LOL - nice interpretation, Kenny!

Two observations (besides the obvious absurdity, of course):

1) Apparently his religion is so important to him that he FORGOT he even had his leg in storage. (There's a sentence I never would have expected to say regarding an actual real-life situation.)

2) The mom's name is PEG and the son's last name is WOOD? Anyone else find that funny in a story about an amputee??