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Pork Steaks or Pork Chops? Don't Get Murdered; Get the Facts

Categories: Crime, Food
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St. Louis-style pork steaks; let's agree to agree!
John Cunningham of Jennings now stands accused of fatally blasting his uncle with a shotgun early Monday morning after a heated debate: Were the cuts of meat they were preparing to grill "pork steaks" or "pork chops"?

Our city has a history of food-related murders, including one just last week involving a bag Cheetos. But pork steaks are a staple of St. Louis-style barbecue, and thus widespread.

So hey, neighbors: Let's maybe get on the same page about f--king pork steaks.

Clearly, Cunningham and his uncle, Lessie E. Lowe, were not, and here's what can happen, according to the Post-Dispatch (who broke the story):

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John Cunningham, accused "pork steak" murderer
Cunningham said [the cuts] were pork steaks, police said. Lowe disagreed.

After the argument became physical about 1 a.m. Monday, the two had to be separated by someone else in the home, police say. Cunningham went to another part of the home, grabbed a shotgun and shot Lowe, police said.

Lowe died later at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Cunningham, who was correct about the meat, was taken into custody. [Emphasis added by us]
First of all, the PD deserves some kind of award for that part in bold font. More importantly: What made Cunningham correct? What is a pork steak?

We called Joe LeGrand, co-owner of LeGrand's Market in St. Louis Hills. He says it's pretty simple.

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17 comments
Louis-Man
Louis-Man

I keep a poster of the cut of meat you can get from each type of animal, on my wall   It cut down on murders in my home by 63%.

MikeMcKenna56
MikeMcKenna56

@Fl4meFeRn0 @ACracknell79 @NormSanders Don't insult my culinary intelligence with a nonsense response like that. They are pork steaks.

Misnoper
Misnoper

@iampigeon Shotgun? I’m surprised he didn’t just Maull the guy. #seewhatIdidthere

Dope_Lo
Dope_Lo

@Ace_Fresca He was right tho. lmao they were pork steaks

violetsays5
violetsays5

@AngryBlkManDC more proof that swine should not be consumed by humans.

ThatSoCalChick
ThatSoCalChick

@AngryBlkManDC as much as I love to read your #WTFnews tweets, I see so much violence and murder in them, they make me depressed :-(

Crislex
Crislex

@AngryBlkManDC i mentioned you in that article i twitted yesterday :(

DoucheMcGee
DoucheMcGee topcommenter

So he killed someone because they disagreed on what to call a cut of pork? wow.

 

Being from NY I had never seen or heard of pork steaks until I moved out here. In NY I'd only eaten pork chops.

iampigeon
iampigeon

@Misnoper bwahahahaha. It's got gun murder, it's got park steaks... if it had Provel in there, it would be the St, Louis trifecta.

NP_DailyRFT
NP_DailyRFT

 @DoucheMcGee That was the impetus. I'm going to hazard a guess that there were maybe other issues, too. 

Misnoper
Misnoper

@iampigeon Now I’m hungry…for murder! Nah, just kidding. For Imo’s.

Misnoper
Misnoper

@iampigeon It is. It really is.

iampigeon
iampigeon

@Misnoper Imo's is kind of murder, though. Cheese product murder.

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