Feb 24, 2006 5:59 am US/Eastern
Severed Male Body Part Brought To Local Store
(KDKA) McKeesport KDKAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ralph Iannotti reports that a man went into a local store and asked the clerk to warm up - in the microwave - what appears to be a severed male body part.
Customers going in and out of the Giant Eagle Get-Go mini market on 5th Avenue in McKeesport didn't know what to think when they saw police activity on the scene.
A man walked in and asked a female clerk if she could use the store microwave to warm up something he had wrapped in a paper towel.
Concerned about an unusual odor from the oven, the clerk opened the microwave to check on the item and out tumbled what appeared to be a severed human penis, wrapped up in the paper towel.
Police were called immediately and the man ran out of the store empty handed.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Hopefully, they're looking for the person this belongs to,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Sandy Furman, of McKeesport.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I think that's the one they ought to look for - the one who may be hurt,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Denny Adler, of McKeesport. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It's shocking that I'm not (surprised). It's just the nature of the beast.Ã¢â‚¬Â
As McKeesport police continue to look into the case, sources say that county homicide detectives have been notified of the incident in case a crime was committed outside McKeesport.