ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – Was the pig a victim of a drive-by shooting? That's one theory to explain how a bullet wound up in Diane Johnson's pork loin casserole (search).
She said there was no mistaking the projectile's distinct shape in the pork loin she bought at a Publix grocery store.
All meat is scanned with a metal detector before reaching Publix shelves, said Dwaine Stevens, spokesman for the company in Florida.
It's not clear how the scanners missed the bullet — or how the bullet got in the pork loin in the first place.
Stevens said someone may have fired into a herd of grazing livestock.
According to the Wisconsin Pork Association (search), professional slaughterhouses don't shoot animals, for employee safety and meat quality concerns.
Johnson, 74, said she was satisfied with a $10 dollar refund and another fresh pork loin from Publix.
She said she didn't plan to sue because no one got hurt.