Iowa police puzzled by mysterious parcel addressed to Thomas JeffersonBy AP
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Mysterious Thomas Jefferson parcel puzzles police
DES MOINES, Iowa — Police in Des Moines said they know only two things for sure about a mysterious parcel that was delivered to a residence on University Avenue:
— It weighed 53 pounds.
— It was addressed to Thomas Jefferson.
Seventeen-year-old Tanor Jimmison, who received delivery of the package Tuesday, says he believes it contained marijuana, but whatever was in it has disappeared.
Jimmison lives in an apartment funded through Youth Homes of Mid-America. He and YHMA employee Tanya Cano say they opened the parcel and Jimmison poked one of the two plastic inside with a knife to reveal what appeared to be marijuana. The two say they started to leave to report their find, but an armed man met them at the front door and forced them at gunpoint to hand over the plastic containers.
Information from: The Des Moines Register, www.desmoinesregister.com
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