Rattlesnake in man’s car isn’t a crime — but the uranium could be, Oklahoma cops say

Oklahoma police say they found a rattlesnake in the backseat of a car during a traffic stop — but it might not be the most dangerous thing they discovered.

What they pulled out of a silver canister was radioactive, police say.

An officer with the Guthrie Police Department pulled over a black Ford with expired tags in late June, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by McClatchy. The driver’s license was suspended, and he also didn’t have insurance on the car, police said.

Then officers learned that the car had been reported stolen in Oklahoma County, where Oklahoma City is located, police said.