Revelstoke RCMP seeks tips in the case of the bullet-riddled Christmas lasagna

Strangers' Christmas lasagna gift packs firepower

In a post shared to a popular social media forum, a resident shows bullets found in a lasagna given to a resident by strangers in the early morning hours of Christmas Day, 2021. Image: Facebook

The Revelstoke RCMP is seeking public tips after a group of strangers gave a Revelstoke man a bullet-riddled lasagna on Christmas day.

The police say the bizarre incident happened at about 12:50 a.m. on Dec. 25, 2021.

A Revelstoke man was walking home from downtown after midnight. As he neared the roundabout on Victoria Road, he was approached by a group of three or four men in a black Ford F-150 pickup truck.

The group offered the man a ride home and also offered him a slice of lasagna.

The man declined the ride offer, but accepted the lasagna.

When he got home and opened the baked dish, he found two .22-calibre rifle rounds inside the package.

After police were notified, they tried to find the black F-150, but were unable to.

Police are now asking for public tips to help cut through the case’s hard-broiled outer shell in order to peel back its layers.

“This is certainly a concerning incident and police continue to investigate to attempt to identify the suspects,” said Revelstoke RCMP Sergeant Chris Dodds in a statement. “If anyone has any information to assist with this investigation, please contact the Revelstoke RCMP or Crimestoppers.”

Aaron Orlando is a Revelstoke-based journalist who serves as creative director of and Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine. He's been on the news beat in Revelstoke for the past 14 years, serving in senior editorial roles. If you have or call/text him at 250-814-8710.