Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

 

Hump Day

“So you are telling me this is Wednesday?”
“Sigh. Like every other Wednesday.”
“Why not just make it Friday?”
“Is that mom calling you?”

 

It is Wednesday Story Day time again, and last week, we all held our breath as the Lieutenant allowed Lazar Popovic to make a call to his lawyer on his cell phone. We have all heard how a cell phone can be used as a detonator, so we had every right to be worried.  What the lieutenant knew which we didn’t is if Popovic had some plan to blow up the place he would be taken out with everyone and everything else. So he made the call. The lieutenant put him in cuffs. The lieutenant’s officers are searching the place. I see a sergeant approaching the Lieutenant. Let’s go and hear what she has to say.

 

“Yes, sergeant.”

“We’ll have to get some lab work done, but my educated guess is this is cocaine.”

“How many of these bags did you find?”

“We don’t have an accurate count, but I would say North of one hundred kilos.”

“One hundred? OMG, we are talking close to three million dollars worth.”

“And that’s not all.”

“Talk to me.”

“We got pills. Boxes and boxes of uppers, downers, and everything in between.”

“So, this is a major distribution center.”

“Looks like it.”

“Hear that Mr. Popovic. We have a charge of felony drug distribution. I’m going to wager no judge in his right mind is going to let you bail out on this charge.”

“I’m just a businessman, lieutenant. I don’t know anything about what you are talking about. “

“So, you were just in the neighborhood when we pulled a raid. huh?”

“You said it, not me.”

“Larry and Andrew. We got a lot of evidence here. I don’t think this guy is going to be doing any more contracts for a while.”

“Good to know, lieutenant.”

“Contracts? What are you talking about?”

“Hush up, Mr. Popovic. You can talk all you want when we see your lawyer down at the lockup.”

“But wait. You are thinking that I had a contract on someone.”

“Yeah, that’s exactly what we are thinking.”

“Who are you?”

“Name’s Dunfee from Boston. I’m sure you have heard that name before.”

“Can’t say that I have. What are a couple of Boston dicks doing here?”

“Excuse me, Mr. Popovic, but I think you have the question sequence a little out of order.”

“All I know lieutenant is someone has set me up, and I have a strong feeling who. I never ordered a contract on anyone in my life. So good luck in trying to blame me.”

“Okay, I hate to break up this little love fest but we need to get to the lock-up. Larry,  you and Andrew can ride with me. The sergeant can take Mr. Popovic to the lock-up along with all these characters.”

“Yes, sir. I called for a van. It should be here any minute.”

“Thanks, sergeant. We’ll see you there then. Book all these guys on felony drug charges.”

“Yes, sir.”

“And, sergeant.”

“Yes, sir.”

“Make sure we have continued chain of custody of the evidence. This is going to be a big case, and I don’t want a technicality to screw it up.”

“The lab folks have signed for it, sir. They are packing it up even as we speak.”

“Very good. Come on, guys we need to get back to headquarters.”

“Right behind you, Lieutenant.”

56 comments

  1. Ha-ha-ha! Twiggy pilates & yoga! Nevertheless none can seduce Lucy with these trendy ways of expecting Friday. 🙂 Thanks, dear John!

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    1. Hopeful dreams of youth. Thank you, Maria. 😁

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      1. So true, dear John! Only a young & vigorous creature is able to make pas like these! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  2. Hum…I wouldn’t be so sure about that judge. Happy Wednesday, John. Cute photo!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😊

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  3. These guys are going to run through every criminal in the area before they find the real threat at this rate.

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    1. I think you may be right. Thaks, Charles.

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  4. Ok, so this guy is obviously lying about the business and the drugs. What are the chances he’s lying about the contract? Then again, what’s the chances he called his lawyer? Then again, what are the chances I’m going to leave here on a Wednesday with fewer questions than I had when I came in?

    I need another cup of coffee. I hope it’s safe to go into our kitchen 😏

    Good work, John.

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    1. Just don’t turn your back and all will be good. (You can walk backward, right?)

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      1. I can now.

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  5. In other news: did Twiggy give Lucy a black eye?
    Good episode, John, I’m as baffled as ever.

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    1. I try to keep everyone baffled including myself. Lucy has a brown spot there. It does look like a black eye in the photo. Thanks, Keith

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  6. With this guy’s sterling reputation, I’m sure he’s telling the truth.

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    1. He has his hand on a bible. Hahahahaha

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  7. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Oh my, now I have more doubts. I feel like I’m on a deadly merry-go-around. Good writing, John. 😀

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    1. Yes. Good way to describel it. I feel the same way.

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  8. Okay, the sergeant is gonna screw up. That’s my guess. I do think this guy has something that will point Larry and Andrew in the right direction… if they make it to lockup.

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    1. Well, you make an interesting point, Jennie.

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      1. Your comment reminds me of the Navy term, “loose lips sink ships.” You ain’t sayin’ nothin’. 🙂

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      2. Nothing never. Code of the serial writer.

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      3. Haha! 😀

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  9. “I’m just a businessman” — LOL, John! Now that you’ve planted the possibility in my head, I fear somebody’s going to wreck this thing. We will see. Love that photo of the girls — Twiggy with her back legs crossed is too cute!

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    1. French Bulldogs do that. Its called “chop sticks.”

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      1. Dallas used to cross his front paws — an awfully cute pose!

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      2. I think you put a picture of him doing that on a post one time. Very cute.

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  10. Well, that went better than I expected. I’m curious to see how you turn this story back around to solving the Sandusky murder. 🙂 Good segment, John.

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    1. What? OMG I forgot about Sandusky. Thanks, Jan.

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  11. Love your puppies, John, they are adorable, and great writing. I would hope the judge would do the right thing and I wonder what will happen next… 🙂

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    1. Yes. The Judge is key. He is the same one that gave our heroes a 24 hour warrent a while ago. (This was BLWRTB = Before Lauren was reading the blog) We will see.

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  12. Well now I don’t know what to think … I’m scratching my head and furrowing my brow, but still no enlightenment. Guess I’ll have to wait ’til next Wednesday!

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    1. Yeah not worth thinking about. I’ll let you know when it is time to think. Thanks, Jill.

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      1. Heh heh … but it’s FUN to think about this … a welcome relief from the other stuff I think about! 🤔

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      2. I can imagine. 😀

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  13. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I really hope this was the guy who ordered the hits, but at least they got an arrest.

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    1. Yeah. Don’t you know crooks always say it’s not them. We will see. Thanks, Denise.

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  14. Taking all that stuff off the streets seems like a positive move.

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    1. I would think ss. Thanks, Craig.

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  15. Well they put this guy in quarantine, and now I wait for the trickle down effect . . .

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    1. That is what’s going to happen…..or not. Thanks, Marc.

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      1. Sneaky guy.

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      2. Can’t be trusted for sure.

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  16. Okay… so. Where do we go from here?
    And I dunno if he’s on the up and up re the hit so…
    We’ll find out next week!

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    1. There is always a question about these characers. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. Truly.

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  17. Get Twiggy some ‘Home Schooling’! And, finish this story: people NEED TO KNOW! 🙂

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  18. Nope don’t buy the innocent shtick . Guilty as a sicilian ice cream vendor.

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    1. Hahahaha. Thanks, Geoff.

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  19. The pups are adorable. The Lieutenant is efficient. At this point, those are the only two things I’m sure of. I’m just bracing for the next whiplash. 😉 Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Yes. Keep your hands inside the car, Hugs, Teagan

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