Crazy Blotter Reports

Patricia Bradley Mystery Question

My daughter’s kitty.

On this last blog until after the first of the year, I thought I’d do a funny Mystery Question on Crazy Blotter Reports to give us all a good laugh. But first last week’s Mystery Question and answer:

It’s 1982 and a man breaks into a home in Memphis, Tennessee, and takes a fifteen-year-old girl captive. He keeps her prisoner in the attic of a church in Memphis for four months until two maintenance men spot the two and rescue the girl. Other than losing weight, she was not harmed. One of the following statements is not true. Can you guess which one?
  1. At night he took the girl down to the church daycare kitchen where she could eat, and she tried to eat a lot so someone would notice food was missing. They noticed and left a note: please stop stealing our coffee.
  2. The girl left notes identifying herself and asking for help, but the messages were ignored.
  3. The girl was kept in a church right across from a police substation.
  4. A psychic repeatedly called the police and told them to look for the girl in a church.

And the answer is…#4. Here is what she says about #1:
Meals were another opportunity for Leslie Gattas to work toward freedom. She ate until she was sick so someone would notice missing food.  “I was eating but the worry and stress made me lose weight,” she says. You can read more about her kidnapping and rescue here.

Congratulations Paula S., Jackie, and Edward for guessing the right answer!

Now for this weeks’ Crazy Blotter reports. Three statements are actual blotter reports and one I made up. Leave your answer in the comments section.
  1. A Maine police department is warning residents to steer clear of black market Butterballs after a supermarket discarded frozen turkeys that thawed out and someone collected them from a trash bin with the idea of redistributing them.
  2. A woman reported a ghost in her attic. Upon investigating, police found a white jumpsuit she had forgotten she’d stored in the attic on a hanger.
  3. Opossum breaks into liquor store and gets drunk as a skunk. It sobered up at a wildlife rescue center and was released unharmed.
  4. A driver told police no one was to blame for the accident, but it never would have happened if the other driver had been alert.

Okay, Super Sleuths. Which blotter report did I make up? Leave your comment and be entered in a drawing for a $10 Amazon gift card. I’ll announce the winner next Tuesday! This week’s winner is…Paula S!