Straight From the Police Blotter

Patricia Bradley Mystery Question



I am happy to report that Friday night at 10:30, I finished the rough draft of my 3rd cold case novel. Can you see me HaPPy DaNCing? 🙂 Now, I only have to add 13,000 words–a romantic and a spiritual thread. In two weeks. That’s why this post is brief.

Now on the last week’s Mystery Question:

Three of the following stupid crook stories are true and one is false. Which one is it?

  1. A man who tried to hold up a bank that was no longer in business and had no money.
  2. A robber ran into his mother while making his getaway. She turned him in.
  3. A robber had his gun pointed at the teller when he noticed a surveillance camera pointed at him. He froze then fired, destroying the camera, which was on a live feed with his image forever captured.
  4. A holdup man thought that if he smeared mercury ointment on his face, it would make him invisible to the cameras. Actually, it accentuated his features, giving authorities a much clearer picture.

And the answer is…#3! Congratulations Paula for guessing correctly! Everyone’s name will be entered in the drawing for the 2017 Christian Market Guide or Lynette Eason’s Moving Target.

This week’s Mystery Question is taken from Police Blotter Reports. See if you can tell which is the false report:
  1. A resident called police because their Facebook was hacked.
  2. A local car rental business called to report that a customer failed to return their rental four days ago. They think customer stole the vehicle.
  3. A man who recently purchased a church building called with questions regarding the caretakers. When he bought the building, he said it was OK for the caretakers to continue staying there, so long as they signed a lease. The couple declined to sign the lease, and as the relationship has degraded, the new owner has decided not to keep the caretakers. Upon informing the caretakers that they had to go, they replied that they “will go to heaven before they move out” of the church. The owner is not sure what to do now.
  4. A man called the police because a squirrel kept stealing his birdseed. He wanted the police to arrest it.

Okay, Mystery Sleuths, which is the fake report? Leave your answer in the comments section to be entered in the Monthly drawing.

Oh! I almost forgot to report that Justice Delayed is #7 on the April CBA Best Seller List in Mystery and Suspense! Thank you all for making this possible!