New Mexico and Colorado authorities are trying to figure out how this happened.
Police in Roswell, N.M., said a worker at a local Albertsons store discovered the Rock Island Armory .38 Super and ammunition Wednesday in a case of frozen ribs originating from the Swift Packing Plant in Greeley, Colo., KRQE-TV, Albuquerque, reported Monday.
“We could speculate on a lot of things,” Sgt. Jim Preston said. “It could have been someone just dropped it there, or it could have been something that someone put it there trying to hide it for 100 different reasons.”