Category: Wednesday Words

100 Word Stories – Police Blotter – All 10 of them.

Time once again for a brief, 100 word, story based on an item from the police blotter from my hometown of Burlingame, CA. Link to the actual police blotter appears below the story.


All Ten Of Them
By Grant Baciocco

Edgar squinted his eyes and looked at his friends who stood in a semi-circle around him.  A smile crept across his face.  “How…how…” his words were slurred due to the amount of alcohol he and the rest of his friends had consumed.  “How many of us are there?”

“You’d better count.” Glenn replied.  His words just as slurred.

Edgar silently went around the circle, counting.  “There’s…there’s nine.”

“You didn’t count you.” Glenn replied, laughing.

“Okay, okay, let’s all count together.” Edgar ordered.

Slowly, and carefully, all ten of them began counting at the top of their lungs.

100 block of Anza Boulevard, 1:15 a.m. Thursday Intoxicated men were reported to be yelling — all 10 of them.

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100 Word Story – Police Blotter Stories – The Trick

A tiny piece of fiction based on an item from the police blotter of my hometown, Burlingame, California.  Enjoy!

The Trick
By Grant Baciocco

“And now, for my next trick…”

“Brian,” Angelica groaned, “You are supposed to be working.  Not playing.”

“I can do this!” Brian said, handing her the handcuffs.  A small crowd of customers gathered around them in a small circle.  “My assistant will now place the handcuffs on my wrists.”

“I will not.”

“Do it Angelica!  People are watching!”

Angelica sighed, “Fine!”  She swiped the cuffs out of his hands.  Brian turned around and placed his hands behind his back.  Angelica slipped the handcuffs on his wrists and locked them with a click.

Brian turned around to the crowd. “And now…”

1800 block of Adrian Road, 10:01 a.m. Tuesday The fire department responded to a thrift store to help an employee unable to remove handcuffs.

100 Word Story – Police Blotter Stories – Manners

Another short, 100 word, piece of fiction based on an item found in the police blotter of my hometown, Burlingame, CA.  Link to the actual blotter post found after the story.  Enjoy!  Tell a pal!

By Grant Baciocco

“Excuse me, sir, are you a pizza delivery person.” Officer Mulligan asked of the man standing near his car.

“Yeah.” The man said gruffly.  “What’s it to you?”

Officer Mulligan was taken aback.  He looked at his partner, unable to speak.

Officer Fitzroy cleared his throat, “We were just wondering if, perhaps you could inform us of the specific reasons for your being in this area at this present time.”

The pizza man cocked and eyebrow, “I’m delivering pizzas.  What the heck does it look like I’m doing?  Picking my nose?”

The two officers looked at each other in shock.

Saturday, October 13 − 9:07 p.m. A woman on the 1900 block of Garden Drive reported a pizza delivery person outside of her house. She had not ordered pizza and was concerned. Police found the pizza delivery person was legitimate, however he was not polite.

100 Word Wednesdays – Police Blotter Stories – Flour.

Yet another small, 100 word, piece of fiction based on an item from the police blotter of my hometown of Burlingame, CA.  Link to the actual story follows the 100 words.  Enjoy.  Tell a friend.

By Grant Baciocco

So this was it.  This is what happens when you piss off a bunch of bakers.  Amanda had not meant to do it.  She had merely said that the croissants were a little dry, that’s all.  They were delicious.  Extremely, so.  But they were a little dry.

The bakers had begun yelling at her.  Screaming about her ‘common palate.’  Saying she wouldn’t know fine food if it had been delivered to her from God.  She’d left the bakery in tears.

That was a week ago.  She was relieved when, two nights ago, the phone calls had stopped.

But now this.

1800 block of Sequoia Avenue, 11:24 a.m. July 3 A resident who found flour on her doorstep was provided with conflict resolution information.

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