Back to the Future III cosplayers caught in stolen vehicle with uranium, rattlesnake & cheap whiskey…

Give Oklahoma hoodlums credit. They know how to deliver a good headline.

Last night, KFOR reported that the Back to the Future III cosplayers pictured above – Stephen “Doc” Jennings and Rachel Rivera-McFly – were caught driving a stolen vehicle in Guthrie that had a rattlesnake, uranium, pistol and open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe inside. Basically, it was your typical rural Oklahoma traffic stop.

Here are the details via KFOR:

Two people were arrested after a traffic stop of a stolen car revealed the two had a rattlesnake, radioactive uranium, and an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe…

The traffic stop was made at 11 a.m. in a Guthrie neighborhood because the tag was expired. Jennings was in the driver’s seat, Rivera in the passenger seat, and in the backseat, a pet Timber rattlesnake in a terrarium…

Police also found an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe next to the gun. To top it all off, a search of the vehicle revealed a canister of radioactive powdered uranium.

Okay Biff, before you leave an angry comment, yes, I’m aware the time machine in Back to the Future ran off plutonium, but…

A) It’s hard for Libyan terrorists to make it to Oklahoma thanks to Trump’s travel ban, and

B) As long as you adjust the modulation settings on the Flux Capacitor and re-calibrate the nuclear reactor, uranium is a suitable substitute for any modern time machine.

Here’s what the cops had to say about the uranium:

“When that happens of course, we call in a company that deals with that specifically and it’s taken safely into possession,” Sgt. Gibbs said. “The uranium is the wild card in that situation.”

The uranium hasn’t resulted in charges. Guthrie police are still trying to figure out exactly what the suspects were going to use it for. There are no charges from the rattlesnake either.

“It happens to be rattlesnake season at the time, so he can be in possession of this rattlesnake because he has a valid lifetime hunting and fishing license,” Sgt. Gibbs said.

Oklahoma has its faults, but at least you can drive around with a rattlesnake in the back seat and canister of uranium in your cup holder and not violate any laws. We’re like the Wild West, I guess.

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24 Responses


  1. I love that we are collectively just glossing over that the Guthrie Police Department apparently knows who the closest Uranium dealer is and has them on speed dial. What the hell is going on in Guthrie that they have developed a protocol that goes this smoothly?


    1. There did used to be a plutonium plant not far away from Guthrie in Crescent, so maybe they see radioactive stuff more often than you’d think


    2. I thought everyone in Oklahoma would know who to call if they had any hazardous material they needed to dispose of. . .


  2. “Give Oklahoma hoodlums credit. They know how to deliver a good headline.”

    Yep. The headline to this article is the damnedest thing I’ve ever read. It definitely dropped my jaw. This is Oklahoma, so I get the gun, the rattlesnake, and the whiskey. But uranium?

    I’d bet that these folks had weed in the car as well, but that’s not illegal enough any more for the cops to even mention. What’s really weird here is that they didn’t have any meth aboard.


  3. I’m pretty sure that this couple was on the way home from a Spider-Man movie and hatched a plan to create Rattlesnake-Man with a snakebite and the uranium. The Kentucky Deluxe was there for courage and the guns were there in case everything went horribly, horribly wrong.


  4. They were definitely in this neighborhood, because Kentucky Deluxe bottles litter the streets. How come nobody ever drinks Kentucky Standard?


  5. Hmm.. Uranium in a car in Logan County… I think someone should ask these two about Karen Silkwood


    1. LOL, That’s what went through my mind


  6. They may have been taking the sage advice of W.C. Fields, who said “Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite, and furthermore, always carry a small snake.” No doubt they had equally sound reasons for the gun and uranium.


  7. This man is not a criminal. He is a g_ddamn ninja.


  8. What an exciting couple….very likely home grown to boot!


  9. It’s next to impossible to get rid of old paint cans in this state but apparently uranium isn’t a problem. I find that kind of comforting in a way.


  10. Maybe they’re auditioning for Kill Bill III. Did they have Quentin Tarantino’s number on their cell phone?


  11. Karen Silkwood… this just spins me back to 35 plus years ago when as a pup I was in the mail room at Kerr McGee. Delivered to the Illminati at the top of the building..Dean, the lawyers, etc. On one floor where the lawyers filled up the mailboxes, there was a safe marked “radioactive ” materials. We always joked about Karen Silkwood being in there. Maybe she got out, or some of her anyway, Oklahoma always maintains the weird factor. The more things change…ah you know.


    1. Had a really nice swimming pool in the basement too!


  12. Totally off topic, but couldn’t resist, remember the room design at the end of “Devil’s Advocate “? The top floor at Kerr McGee was kinda like that, including hot red heads


  13. I’ve seen and held a piece of uranium, in okc… know any state geologist? The lead container was two inches thick, slice of a depleted rod… legality is vague on possession


  14. Judging from the looks of the handsome couple who would have thought that uranium was a powerful aphrodisiac.

    Ruined evening.


  15. Why did they name the brand of the whiskey?


    1. Logan County has a product-placement deal with Kentucky Deluxe.


  16. I’m pretty sure this is the plot of a Sy-Fy movie.


  17. Just got into Guthrie, losing my faux hopes,
    Cop arrests me gruffly, seizing isotopes.
    Lady Luck, I’ll battle her,
    With my trusty rattler.
    Let me slug back some bourbon
    Amid gun-rack Suburbans.
    But if you don’t want to end up in online gags,
    Just make sure your ride’s got on-time tags.


    1. Send this to Toby Keith, sure fire #1.


  18. The cops had no reason to expect they were carrying uranium. They were just on a fission expedition.

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