July 22, 2008

Suspected bomb turns out to be... string cheese

Okay, so I haven't posted here in awhile, as I've been so busy with work and haven't had time to make any cheese lately (dangit!). So I thought instead it might be nice to do find some interesting cheese-related news, and then post it here. A quick Google News search for "cheese" turned up this article. I couldn't make this stuff up....seriously.

CENTERVILLE, Utah (AP) — A piece of string cheese made to look like a bomb forced the temporary closure of a Centerville grocery store. Police were called to Dick's Market over the weekend for a report that a someone had left a device covered in duct tape near a dry ice cooler.

The store remained closed for two hours while bomb-sniffing dogs and a bomb technician investigated.

They eventually found the device was a piece of cheese.

Centerville police Lt. Paul Child said juveniles are suspected of planting the item in the store.

He says the closure caused thousands of dollars in losses to the store, including from milk, ice cream and other items that spoiled during the closure and had to be thrown out.

Information from: Standard-Examiner, http://www.standard.net/

Even more information (sort of): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/String_Cheese_Incident