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Nice Try

The story itself wasn’t all that unusual. Someone shipped 31 pounds of marijuana, apparently to the wrong address, and when dentist Richard Lyons, 61, of Manhattan, N.Y., opened the box delivered to his office — with the big “Dr. Toothy’s Dental World” sign out front — and saw what was inside, he instantly called police. “Even if I got an ounce of marijuana, I would have notified the police,” he said later. No, the unusual part was the very end of the report: “Anyone wishing to claim the package,” it notes, “can contact the 5th Precinct detective squad.” (RC/New York Daily News) ...Considering how dumb some criminals are, it was worth a shot.
Original Publication Date: 24 April 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.
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