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cmlotito
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January 16th, 2019 at 3:24:54 PM permalink
When will there be a horses's head or fish wrapped in newspaper?
EvenBob
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January 16th, 2019 at 3:33:23 PM permalink
If this is a true story, I'm interested
in what the police said. There has
to be a police report to file an
insurance claim. With the dollar
value of what was stolen, you're
looking at serious jail time.
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January 16th, 2019 at 3:39:40 PM permalink
I doubt police were summoned. Plus no way was there insurance to cover more than a few thousand of the damages.
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January 16th, 2019 at 3:41:18 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

If this is a true story, I'm interested
in what the police said. There has
to be a police report to file an
insurance claim. With the dollar
value of what was stolen, you're
looking at serious jail time.



He said he had decided not to involve the police, I took it as primarily he didn't want them getting the huge stash of casino cards.
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January 16th, 2019 at 3:42:47 PM permalink
I woke up the day after the robbery with a simple plan

A stupidly simple plan

(I suppose not that original since 2 other posters here also suggested it. Maxpen may be horrified to find we both think alike)

I decided to ask all the suspects to take a lie detector test. The person who refused was it

The plan had some faults. More than one person might refuse, haughtily arguing they were above suspicion and it was an insult

Or the guilty party might know what I was doing and say yes like everyone else. But I had no other ideas. Worse comes of it I would pay for the actual tests and if everyone passed there would be peace of mind it wasnt any of my people. (I had already supposed the possibility of a blabbermouth but didnt give that too much credence. The players cards were inside one particular location of many. All of them should have been searched if it was just based on an overheard conversation. Instead the one location was opened while the others were not. I was convinced it was one of the main suspects)

First person I called was the least likely. My former girlfriend. Would she submit to a lie detector test?

Her response: "just let me know when. Oooh, I'm gonna have fun taking that one. You know I didnt do it"

"I know. But to be fair I have to ask everyone"

"Well, when you ask your girlfriend and she says she not taking it call me back so I can say I told you so."

"Its possible everyone says yes, you know. Im not certain this idea is going to work. The guilty person might be wise enough to say sure, no problem"

"Wellll," my ex-girlfriend stated, "we already know how sharp your current girlfriend is so if she says yes, its her too"

"Whatever!!!" I replied hanging up the phone.

Next person was my son. He was with me that day but working off the accomplice theory was still a suspect.

He laughed when I asked. "Sure I understand. Not a problem for me."

Next up was my daughter. I was certain it was not her either. I was saving the likely culprits for last. But she didn't answer so I went onto my former son-in-law (I left a message for her to call me back)

My former son-in-law. He had been the main suspect.
He still had all the motives due to the recent breakup and his plans to move away since my daughter was getting remarried.

He practically screamed his reply. "I will take 5 lie detector tests. I didn't do this. You will see. I want you to know that."

"One test will be sufficient. They aren't cheap," I half-quipped.

I was feeling better though. He had been the first person I accused. Oh well!

So far so good.

I took a deep breath and called my current girlfriend and hoped I got the answer I was looking for.

There was no hesitation, the words running smoothly off her tongue. "Absolutely. You know I got your back. This is gonna work. We need to know who did it and I know it wasnt me."

Perfect! Although that only left my daughter as a main suspect. Her fiance was a half-suspect as the only theory was a cleaning/casing the house idea my girlfriend had proposed. Otherwise he didnt even know the locations of the places ransacked.

I tried my daughter again. She answered this time

I explained how I wanted to put everyone to a polygraph test. It was the only way.

"I know, Dad. Its killing me too. Everyone is suspect and upset. This tearing the team apart. Sure I have no problems with taking a polygraph."

That was great. Of course, I still didnt know who was responsible for the burglary now.

"Well, put your fiance on. I want to let him know about the test as well."

My daughter handed her fiance the phone and I went over the details.

"We need to do it for my peace of mind. So I hope you don't have a problem with it," I said.

"Yeah, sure, I'll do it."

"Okay," I sighed. Some plan, I thought to myself.

"But, I think those tests are bullshit, you know," he continued. "They're not even admissible in court. They give a lot of false positives. If I was you, I wouldn't bother wasting my money. This guy isnt gonna be able to resist spending that money. Within a week you gonna know who did it. The person who starts coming up with mysterious expensive purchases is your man. Take my advice a polygraph isnt the way to go."

"Okay," I squeaked out. "I will take that under advisement."

I hung up the phone, my heart racing a mile a minute.

Such a stupidly simple plan
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January 16th, 2019 at 3:52:55 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

I woke up the day after the robbery with a simple plan

A stupidly simple plan

(I suppose not that original since 2 other posters here also suggested it. Maxpen may be horrified to find we both think alike)

I decided to ask all the suspects to take a lie detector test. The person who refused was it

The plan had some faults. More than one person might refuse, haughtily arguing they were above suspicion and it was an insult

Or the guilty party might know what I was doing and say yes like everyone else. But I had no other ideas. Worse comes of it I would pay for the actual tests and if everyone passed there would be peace of mind it wasnt any of my people. (I had already supposed the possibility of a blabbermouth but didnt give that too much credence. The players cards were inside one particular location of many. All of them should have been searched if it was just based on an overheard conversation. Instead the one location was opened while the others were not. I was convinced it was one of the main suspects)

First person I called was the least likely. My former girlfriend. Would she submit to a lie detector test?

Her response: "just let me know when. Oooh, I'm gonna have fun taking that one. You know I didnt do it"

"I know. But to be fair I have to ask everyone"

"Well, when you ask your girlfriend and she says she not taking it call me back so I can say I told you so."

"Its possible everyone says yes, you know. Im not certain this idea is going to work. The guilty person might be wise enough to say sure, no problem"

"Wellll," my ex-girlfriend stated, "we already know how sharp your current girlfriend is so if she says yes, its her too"

"Whatever!!!" I replied hanging up the phone.

Next person was my son. He was with me that day but working off the accomplice theory was still a suspect.

He laughed when I asked. "Sure I understand. Not a problem for me."

Next up was my daughter. I was certain it was not her either. I was saving the likely culprits for last. But she didn't answer so I went onto my former son-in-law (I left a message for her to call me back)

My former son-in-law. He had been the main suspect.
He still had all the motives due to the recent breakup and his plans to move away since my daughter was getting remarried.

He practically screamed his reply. "I will take 5 lie detector tests. I didn't do this. You will see. I want you to know that."

"One test will be sufficient. They aren't cheap," I half-quipped.

I was feeling better though. He had been the first person I accused. Oh well!

So far so good.

I took a deep breath and called my current girlfriend and hoped I got the answer I was looking for.

There was no hesitation, the words running smoothly off her tongue. "Absolutely. You know I got your back. This is gonna work. We need to know who did it and I know it wasnt me."

Perfect! Although that only left my daughter as a main suspect. Her fiance was a half-suspect as the only theory was a cleaning/casing the house idea my girlfriend had proposed. Otherwise he didnt even know the locations of the places ransacked.

I tried my daughter again. She answered this time

I explained how I wanted to put everyone to a polygraph test. It was the only way.

"I know, Dad. Its killing me too. Everyone is suspect and upset. This tearing the team apart. Sure I have no problems with taking a polygraph."

That was great. Of course, I still didnt know who was responsible for the burglary now.

"Well, put your fiance on. I want to let him know about the test as well."

My daughter handed her fiance the phone and I went over the details.

"We need to do it for my peace of mind. So I hope you don't have a problem with it," I said.

"Yeah, sure, I'll do it."

"Okay," I sighed. Some plan, I thought to myself.

"But, I think those tests are bullshit, you know," he continued. "They're not even admissible in court. They give a lot of false positives. If I was you, I wouldn't bother wasting my money. This guy isnt gonna be able to resist spending that money. Within a week you gonna know who did it. The person who starts coming up with mysterious expensive purchases is your man. Take my advice a polygraph isnt the way to go."

"Okay," I squeaked out. "I will take that under advisement."

I hung up the phone, my heart racing a mile a minute.

Such a stupidly simple plan



Anyone else thinking of the Married with Children episode where Al thinks he is a private detective and tries to find the murderer in a room full of suspects?

Yeah.....me neither.

But. If the shoe fits....that's your man or woman.
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January 16th, 2019 at 4:09:40 PM permalink
"I decided to ask all the suspects to take a lie detector test."

Why all the melodrama, Miss Marple. You
could have said all that in one paragraph.

"Everyone involved agreed to take the
test, though my daughters fiance put
up an argument."

See what I did there, eliminated 800
not needed words? The fact that
you refuse to call the cops sends
up huge warning flags that any of
this is even true.
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darkoz
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January 16th, 2019 at 4:11:36 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

"I decided to ask all the suspects to take a lie detector test."

Why all the melodrama, Miss Marple. You
could have said all that in one paragraph.

"Everyone involved agreed to take the
test, though my daughters fiance put
up an argument."

See what I did there, eliminated 800
not needed words? The fact that
you refuse to call the cops sends
up huge warning flags that any of
this is even true.



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January 16th, 2019 at 4:12:01 PM permalink
Stay tuned for the next episode. Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel.
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January 16th, 2019 at 4:12:22 PM permalink
This has been a well-written narrative - very readable and good narrative tension. I'm enjoying it. The people criticizing this thread do not write as well as DarkOz.

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