June 10, 2009
Commercial Fisherman Lands Live Missile
By Dave Hurteau
From the St. Petersburg Times:
Commercial fisherman Rodney Salomon ensnared an 8-foot-long missile in his longline while out in the Gulf of Mexico near Panama City late last month.
Salomon tied the missile to the top of his boat, the Bold Venture, and kept it there for the rest of the 14-day fishing trip. He brought the missile ashore Monday evening along with his 5,000 pounds of grouper.
Salomon figured the missile was inert, and he'd keep it as a souvenir.
Only one problem: It was live.