Couple busted in stolen car with radioactive uranium, rattlesnake, and bottle of bourbon


Stephen Jennings and Rachael Riviera would be such a lovely couple, but maybe in the other time and the other universe. They got caught recently by Oklahoma police in Guthrie, while driving a stolen car.

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If not the contents of the car that they just stole, this would be probably a case like many for the Oklahoma police. But it was not, as in the car the police found not only the canister with radioactive uranium powder, but also an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe, a gun carried by a felony ex-convict (Rachael Riviera) and highly venomous rattlesnake.

On top of all that, the police stopped the car because its tag expired. Like it appeared later, it was stolen.

I'm not sure what to think about it and what was the background story behind all of this. It all looked like something straight from Tarantino's movies, this time though - it really happened.

Stephen was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, driving with an open container of liquor and suspended license. His "sister in crime," Rachael, got charged "only" with possession of a firearm after a (former) felony conviction.

However, the police seemed to be kind of relaxed when it goes to uranium that the pair had in the car. Sergeant Anthony Gibbs said: "When this happens of course, we call in a company that deals with (the uranium) specifically and it’s taken into possession."

As stated on KFOR, "So now he's got a rattlesnake, a stolen vehicle, firearm, and somebody under arrest," said Guthrie Police Sgt. Anthony Gibbs.

Police also found an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe next to the gun. To top it all off, a search of the vehicle revealed a canister of radioactive powdered uranium.

"When that happens of course, we call in a company that deals with that specifically and it`s taken safely into possession," Sgt. Gibbs said. "The uranium is the wild card in that situation."