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Patricia Bradley Mystery Question 27 Comments

 

“I quit my job.” That’s what Mavis Wanczykin said when she claimed the Β 758.8 million dollar prize.

My question today: if you had won, what would you have said?

Now for the answer to last week’s Mystery Question: Which is the false statement:
  1. A longtime employee for a state court system accidentally butt-dialed a Post reporter – yukking it up about how he barely showed up to work while pocketing a $166,000-plus salary.
  2. A man claimed he could not walk more than 15 feet – and that he needed support to help him carry his shopping and help outside because he was likely to stumble and fall. He pocketed disability benefits until he was filmed dancing with a dance troupe.
  3. A man who claimed he needed round-the-clock care was caught donning frocks, high heels, and wigs and miming to songs by Tina Turner and Diana Ross
  4. After her husband died, a wife continued to collect his Social Security check for ten years. Her death was the only reason it was discovered.

And the answer is…#4. I can’t believe no one guessed it! I guess because we all figure it’s been done. πŸ™‚ BTW, can you imagine the man with around-the-clock care in a Tina Turner wig and heels? It really bothers me that people lie and steal to get something for nothing.

Now for this week’s Mystery Question: This is over-the-top crimes. Three of them are real, one is not. Which is the false crime?
  1. Crooks use an industrial forklift to snatch ATM from its foundation.
  2. A pigeon-drop scheme for $20,000 went afoul when the “pigeon” turned out to be a retired police chief.
  3. At the end of a bus journey, aΒ suitcase full of drugs was picked up by the wrong man. He turned it in and the police placed FaceBook posts inviting the owner to claim it.
  4. There was a Nutella alert after 20 metric tons were stolen. Prior to that, a trailer was stolen and police are checking to see if there is a connection.

Okay, Super Sleuths, which crime isn’t real? Leave your answer to be placed in a drawing for Justice Delayed! This month’s winner will be announced next week.

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  1. Edward Arrington

    Regarding the jackpot question, my response would be: “How did that happen? I’ve never bought a ticket in my life?” My response to the Mystery Question is #1.

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  2. Delores Topliff

    I believe I read of #4 actually happening, as strange as it sounds. I also believe #1 has happened. Therefore, my choice is #3 this week, although even that sounds possible these days. If I had won the sweepstakes? (Sung to the tune of, “If I were a rich man . . .” I would fund a lot of worthy causes, pay of debts for loved ones, send some deserving kids to college, update my house a bit, and add substantially to my travel fund. Bring it on πŸ™‚

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  3. Jerusha Agen

    Congrats on stumping everyone last week, Pat! Hmm. I guess I’ll go with #3 this week. Seems like it’s probably been done, but that’s what I thought last week! πŸ™‚ As for the lottery question, I don’t play the lottery either. But if I won some big stash of money, my response would be, “Praise the Lord” and “Lord, what do you want me to do with all this money?” I’d love to have the resources to support so many ministries and efforts of mercy that I just can’t right now. What a gift that would be!

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      Patricia Bradley

      Caryl, I haven’t played either…but I understand Mississippi is trying hard to get a lottery passed in the legislature to fund our schools. I’ve never believed gambling is a good way do that…

  4. Trixi

    My question today: if you had won, what would you have said? I probably would have fainted dead away! Seriously, My husband could retire early, my kids wouldn’t have to work another day in thier life, we could travel anywhere anytime….so many possiblities πŸ™‚

    #3 this week. I don’t know what to guess anymore because all of them could ring true. πŸ™‚

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