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Slow Thinker Meets Quick Thinkers

Police in Eustis, Fla., were dispatched to a report of a man with a gun, pointing it at people from the top of the city’s parking garage. They arrived to find the man next to a bicycle and a can of beer, and some graffiti on the wall made with a permanent marker. His white t-shirt had the words “Hit Man” written on it, also in a permanent marker. Martin Rutecki, 56, said “someone else” had done the markings, but officers found he had ink marks on his hands — and two permanent markers in his pocket. The gun was a toy. He was charged with criminal mischief, and disorderly intoxication. (RC/Leesburg Daily Commercial) ...The biggest surprise: his ability to correctly spell “Hit Man”.
Original Publication Date: 31 January 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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