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When a woman in Calgary, Alta., Canada, called police to report a burglary, one of the officers to respond was Const. Charanjit Meharu, an immigrant from India. The hysterical victim already had a list of everything stolen. Then her phone rang. She spoke to her father in Quebec, and explained in French that “she and her boyfriend made up the story to make an insurance claim,” Meharu said later. “By the end [of the call] I had about 10 pages of notes, and I said, ‘Merci beaucoup’. She didn’t expect a brown guy to speak French.” The officer speaks seven languages. (RC/Calgary Sun) ...Though which ones specifically remain a state secret.
Original Publication Date: 11 July 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.
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