Severed deer head left at supermarket self-checkout

From the BBC:

The severed head of a deer was left on a self-service supermarket checkout, prompting a police investigation. The innards of the animal were found in one of the aisles of the Tesco shop in Saffron Walden, Essex, police said. ... A spokesman for Essex Police said nobody had been arrested. A spokeswoman for Tesco apologised for "any distress caused".

I don't know what the big deal is. Don't we all do the same when the stupid self-checkout won't beep something?


  1. That’s one of those wonderful fake apologies. We apologize if anybody was [so cowardly as to be] distressed.

  2. CCTV recordings appear to show a Green Man dancing his way out of the store while playing the pipes but the authorities have been unable to find any witnesses that actually saw anything.

  3. This is hardly the first time someone that someone tried to stick a mangled buck into the electronic bill reader.

  4. So that’s where I left it!
    But boy, was my face red when I finally arrived at the black mass. (Tesco were all out of goat heads.)

  5. “I don’t know what the big deal is. Don’t we all do the same when the stupid self-checkout won’t beep something?”

    Lacks any real humor.  Sorry.

  6. i was once squatting a 3-story house that was owned by a notoriously predatory slum lord. the place was in shambles and we got to work fixing it up. we knew we wouldn’t be living there long-term, but it took the slum lord 6 months to even notice we were living there. the reason? we had been chopping up deer (roadkill, which we had skinned and gutted out in the country) in the back yard and apparently someone called the cops, which got relayed back to him. we didn’t know what to do with the deer heads’ and so we put them in a cooler, to later bring them to a friends’ rural land and just let them biodegrade there. however, before we went out to the country, the slum lord’s employees were sent to check out the house and found a large cooler with two deer skulls. soon after, he came to the door, scared shitless, and asked politely that we pay rent. “oh yeah dude, we’ll totally get right on that.”

    one victory in a lifetime of defeats

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