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Postal Inspector Neville Harper was taken by surprise. A building alarm had activated at a Harlem, N.Y., Post Office, and he was performing a perimeter search. His gun was in his hand. A rat darted from a trash pile. Bang! “Sources” said the gunshot was an accident; a Postal Service spokeswoman said it was “under investigation, and no further details will be released.” Harper wasn’t injured. Neither was the rat. (AC/New York Daily News) ...The rat won’t be fired. Neither will the cop.
Original Publication Date: 06 March 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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