100 Word Wednesdays – Police Blotter Stories – The Jiggler

Another 1– word story from the police blotter of my hometown of Burlingame, CA.

The Jiggler
By Grant Baciocco

What Carl was doing wasn’t illegal, but it was more fun if he thought it was.  He’d spend days, even weeks, looking for just the right house to hit.  Then, he’d watch the house from across the street, making note of the comings and goings of the occupants.  Learning their schedule in order to make sure they were home when he was ready.

This house was a prime target.  Large with a big wooden front door with a nice gold handle.

Carl breathed deeply, pulled down his ski mask, and got out of his car.

It was time to jiggle.

2300 Poppy Drive, 9:21 a.m. Friday A doorknob was jiggled by a suspicious person.
1100 block of Douglas Avenue, 11:07 p.m. Friday A person was reported to be jiggling a doorknob.

Both of these happened on the same day.  Carl was busy.

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