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Another 100 word story based on an item in the police blotter of my hometown of Burlingame, CA.
By Grant Baciocco
Paul had lived in the apartment below Professor Perkins for six months. It had been a long six months. Professor Perkins fancied himself an evil scientist and was always testing out inventions on poor Peter. Peter would have complained but for the most part, Professor Perkins’ inventions were never really too evil.
The doormat that turned to shaving cream when stepped on. The giant, but only slightly powerful, magnet that caused all the metal in Peter’s apartment to hover three feet of the ground. These were simply annoying.
His latest invention though, the Bed-Bumper-Outer, was the last straw.
Here’s another 100 word story based on an item from the police blotter in my hometown of Burlingame, CA.
by Grant Baciocco
“You have overcharged me, sir. Your sign states four dollars and thirty one cents!”
“No, I’m sorry, it says four dollars and thirty seven cents.”
Preston adjusted his monocle and looked again at the sign. He huffed. “My good man, that is clearly a one.”
The shopkeeper turned and regarded the sign. He removed his glove and pointed to the final digit in the price. “That…is a seven.”
“It’s a one! A one with a flourish.”
“Yes. That flourish makes it a seven.”
Preston made for the door and turned before exiting, “I shall have restitution in this matter!”
From the December 19, 2012 Police Blotter for Burlingame in the San Jose Mercury News
1400 block of Broadway, noon Monday A man reported being overcharged for a cigar.