Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

“Lucy. Look at those guys on our driveway. Should I bark them to St Louis.”
“Nah. It’s a baby and a mama. No need to bark at them. Keep an eye out for Friday.”

 

It is Wednesday Story Day time again and last week, Larry, Andrew, and Bob were confronted by the Reno SWAT team lead by Lieutenant Mayfield. After some discussion, the lieutenant gave his word that no one would be shot and that he was coming into Starbucks. He also said he thought something funny was going on, and he wanted to get to the bottom of whatever it is. He was led to believe there was a hostage situation, and now he has come to see that not to be true. I think we ought to get back as Larry has hung up the phone. The Lieutenant and four serious-looking men are coming through the door.

“Larry Dunfee, I presume.”

“Lieutenant Mayfield, so nice to meet you face to face. You look nothing like your voice.”

“Hahaha. I’ll take that as a compliment. So, what the hell do we have here?”

“As I tried to explain on the phone, Andrew and I were getting coffee, and two guys came through the door. One with a shotgun and that guy over there with a UZI.”

“Lieutenant?”

“Yes, Sarg.”

“This one is gone. Shot through the eye.”

“Thanks. That is some shooting, Larry.”

“I am a trained police officer, after all.”

“Figures, I suppose. So, Bob. You have anything to add.”

“N-no, sir. Larry here saved my life, and I won’t forget that.”

“Thanks, Bob.”

“Larry. Where did the guy with the shotgun go?”

“He ran through the kitchen and out the back door. I saw him booking across the parking lot.”

“I wonder why the dispatcher called this a hostage situation?”

“You want my take?”

“Sure, go ahead.”

“We have been investigating the murder of a Boston citizen. Our investigation led us to Cortez.”

“He did it?”

“Not that we can prove, but he did say that Taggert could be involved.”

“As in ADA, Taggert?”

“The very same. Anyway, since we have come to Reno, we have been attacked twice. We have killed the attackers all except for the guy with the shotgun.”

“Taggert didn’t press charges?”

“No, he threatened to, but we got the head of our police department and prosecutor to vouch for us. Cortez thought we ought to get back to Boston and see if we can connect our people of interest with Taggert.”

“I find this hard to believe.”

“I don’t think Cortez will talk to you.”

“No. I can’t imagine that he will. As a law office, I find it very disquieting that the person responsible for upholding the law may, in fact, be breaking it.”

“So, what do we do?”

“When is your flight?”

“Four o’clock.”

“I’ll give you an escort, and I think you can make it.”

“What about this mess?”

“Let me take a picture of your ID’s I think it will be a matter of filing some paperwork and finding out who that guy is on the floor.”

“I don’t want you to get into trouble.”

“I have full authority here, detective. I have your statement, so, as long as we can get in touch, you’re free to go. There is no reason to suspect you of a crime.”

“Thank you, Lieutenant.”

“Sergeant?”

“Yes sir.”

“Give these gentlemen an escort to the airport. Take one of those patrol cars and let the officer drive.”

“Yes sir.”

“Have a good trip. Nice meeting you both.”

“What are you going to do about Taggert?”

“Until I have something, I don’t know what to do.”

“If there is anything we can do, please call.”

“I think I will have a discussion with my boss and try to figure out a path forward.”

“Good luck then.”

“Thanks.”

77 comments

  1. A lawyer who breaks the law? I’ve never heard of such a thing! 🙂 I love that photo, but it’s kind of sad.

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    1. Hahaha on the lawyer. If you saw the little one jumping and playing you would not think it sad. This is their home as much as ours.

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      1. I guess I’m just not used to seeing them on concrete….the little one is adorable!

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      2. I know what you mean but they are very happy.

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      3. I’m glad! I bet Twiggy loves them. 🙂

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      4. Who boy does she ever. She is horse for a week after spotting them.

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  2. Somehow, I don’t think all is as it seems . . .

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    1. Hmmm. Let me look into that concept. 😁

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      1. I hear the gleeful chortle . . .

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      2. Okay you caught me. 😁

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  3. I’m with Liz, John. This all looks too easy, too smooth…

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    1. I guess it does. Well we shall see. Thanks, Keith.

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  4. I’m not sure I’d want to go with those guys. I don’t trust anyone but Bob at this point. By the way, are they getting a cup to go?

    Great photo.

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    1. Good idea on the cup to go. Not sure poor Bob can handle it though. The mom deposits her baby at the side of the house. A very secure location for sure. Twiggy can’t see it so there is no rukus either. 😁

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      1. I think Bob might be in for a career change. Larry, too if this ride to the airport has any more excitement.

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      2. Hahahaha. Poor Bob. Maybe he’ll go back to school and become an HR director.

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  5. That seems like a stroke of good luck. Now I’m scared.

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    1. Hahahaha. Thanks, Charles.

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  6. It makes me nervous when things go too smoothly.
    Love the picture!

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    1. Thank you, GP. Let’s hope these guys can get back to Boston without any more trouble.

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      1. Oh, I doubt that!

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  7. Finally, someone who doesn’t seem to have ulterior motives.

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    1. We needed a breath of fresh air. Thanks, Teri.

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  8. These coffeeeee guys, haha… still going.
    I don’t know for sure, but if any suspect is running out (outside), across the street and to the car – there’s only 1 reason – to get to the story: to buy buzz, biscuits, or toilet paper. Well, if its 2020, of course.

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    1. Yes. Very good. There would be no other reason to run with a shotgun under your arm.

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      1. 😂😂👍

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  9. Oh hell no! That was way too easy… Until our two guys are in the plane, I am not resting easy.

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    1. I don’t blame you for sure. Thanks, Dale.

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  10. Whew! Glad that one ended well. Now, maybe they can make it back to Boston! Great segment, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. Here’s hoping.

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  11. I’m not sure I trust anybody in this story, John! The deer, however, are way cute, and I can imagine the barking going on in your house when Twiggy noticed them!

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    1. Twiggy comes off hook when she sees them. We have frosted over the lower glass on the door so she can’t look out.

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      1. Bet she thinks that’s mean, ha!

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      2. Hahaha. I’m sure she does. 😁

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  12. No intent to be picky because I may be learning New Verb forms, but, is the phrase, “booking across the parking lot’ something like, ‘darting’, ‘racing’, ‘zipping’, ‘hauling ass’??? Okay, picky, picky, I am, so, may I compliment you on your good story? Oh, and, cute ‘Kangaroos’! (Hi, ‘little one’ and Lucy’!) Oh, Oh, and did I see Hymie hiding in your driveway hedge? My mind at times frightens me! Oh, sorry for the long attempt at humor – (or, harangue, if you prefer), a ‘characteristic’ YOU established many months ago… Go figure! ♥♥♥ (The black hearts should be ‘cherry red’!)
    Oh, Oh, Oh, and please do not cancel my subscription!
    Oh, Oh, Oh, and, Oh, take two aspirin, a short nap, and respond when you finally figure out the code words in my message!
    Gosh, I feel good today!
    I might Write something!
    Just saying… (Guess there is no way I’m going to fill this page…)

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    1. The page goes on forever so I think you were wise ot gibe up. Yes, “booking” is all that you describe. Thanks, Billy Ray.

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  13. That worked out well… and that worries me. I love seeing deer and it’s great that you have them around.

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    1. They are all over the place here.

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      1. Hold that thought as the meat supply dries up. Maybe they like to bed down in roasters.

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  14. Dearie, dear deer….bow-wow)))))

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    1. Hahahaha. Thanks, Maria.

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  15. Great story, John. As I am still catching up on the background, one thing I feel pretty sure about is that there is more in store for those guys.

    Also, I love that picture. We have a lot of deer here, but it’s always a treat to see the little babies!

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    1. Yes it is a treat. Those babies produce a smile every time we see them.

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  16. Ah yes but can they trust the Sergeant? I suppose I’ll have to wait…

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    1. Yes, you will, but it won’t be long. Thank you, Geoff.

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  17. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    I’m not so trust I trust how easy that went. Cute mama and baby deer:)

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    1. Thak you, Denise. 😁

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  18. Well, that was a plus. At least it seems so, but then again…

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      1. Oh, no. I know that face!

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  19. Twiggy’s opening question slayed me, John. That set a fun tone for this rollicking story.
    That was surprisingly easy with the cops. I have the feeling that you’re trying to lull us and spring something extraordinary when they get back to Boston… Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Lets hope so. Hugs, Teagan.

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  20. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Humm, I suspect all is not well, and this story is not over yet. What’s that expression…it ain’t over until the fat lady sings? We need some music! 😀

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    1. And a fat lady. Thanks, Gwen.

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  21. Okay whats the deal here? Everything went smoothly . . . too smoothly.

    I don’t trust it, LOL

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    1. It does seem like a delayed fuse doesn’t it?

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      1. You’re a sneaky one, tell you what.

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      2. I really want them to get to Boston so maybe they’ll get a pass.

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      3. It has been quite the ordeal . . just to make a flight outta town.

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      4. Sad to say they aren’t there yet either.

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      5. I know . . . yikes?

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      6. Hey. Look upahead on the highway, Is that a tank?

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      7. And you know they’re not going to make it to the airport once a tank makes the scene . . .

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      8. Does seem like a spoiler doesn’t it?

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      9. Funny how, on any other day of the week I trust you completely. Wednesdays? Not even a little bit . . . 😉

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      10. Hahahaha. You are very wise.

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      11. I’m no silly wabbit . . .

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  22. I’m only three weeks late to the party … trying to catch up! Something seems funny here … doesn’t smell quite right …

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