Turns out, it was just a belly bomb.
Authorities investigating two suspicious packages at an Alabama post office discovered a shipment of hot dogs wrapped in aluminum foil, WTVM reports.
Police in Florence, Alabama, were called to the post office around 7:00 a.m., Wednesday. They said that an initial scanning of the packages by bomb techs raised concern, prompting officers to expand the perimeter around the packages.
Authorities used a robot to approach the suspicious objects, according to WHNT. As they moved the items, one of the bags ripped open, revealing the hot dogs.
Even though the alarm turned out to be bags of wieners, Florence Police Chief Ron Tyler knows there's no reason to take any chances.
"It does cost money, but that's what the community expects," Tyler told WTVM. "It's what we're prepared for and we understand, from time to time, you have to designate resources to an incident like this - and those resources are just necessary."
The Wildwood Tavern, a local bar and restaurant, hinted that the suspicious dogs were meant for their menu.
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