British couple freaks over ammunition
They find 7,500 rounds -- actually, from the pics, it looks like mostly .22 rimfires and expended brass, and freak out.
"Now the pair are worried there may be more rounds of undiscovered ammunition in their home.
Mr Tipping said: 'It’s really unnerved us. I’m terrified that next time I’m mowing the lawn I’ll run over a bullet that hasn’t been found yet. One of us could be seriously hurt."
"Mr Tipping called alerted his partner Ms Mercer and headed to a friend’s house - incredibly, with the bullets in his pocket.
'It seems really stupid now but I didn’t realise they could be dangerous, I just wanted to find out what they were. My friend used to live on a farm and told me they were 2.2mm bullets."
2.2mm? That's TINY.
I recall an episode of the Brit cop show "The Last Detective" where they found a corpse in a backyard garden during a missing persons investigation. The gung-ho detectives took over the case, only to find out the corpse was about 400 years old and possibly a Plague victim...
Fiction, yes, but a reminder that Brits have more to worry about in their yards than a bit of old brass.
Posted by: Rob Crawford at July 1, 2013 02:10 PM
Just wait until they find an old unexploded bomb left over from WWII!
Posted by: Jim at July 1, 2013 02:30 PM
Wow. Has he been through the kitchen? There can be some really frightening stuff in there. I wonder if they left any biological contaminants in the fridge.
Posted by: Jeff at July 1, 2013 04:21 PM