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Slow Thinkers Meet Quick Thinker

A man stopped to fix his bicycle in Loxahatchee, Fla., was approached by two men with a gun demanding money. The bicyclist said he didn’t have any — but said they could come back tomorrow when he did. Satisfied, the men got into their car and drove off. The bicyclist called police and gave them a description of the men and their car. Officers apprehended the suspects within 15 minutes: Juan Bixby, 35, and Julian Lopez, 27, were charged with attempted robbery with a weapon. (RC/South Florida Sun Sentinel) ...Normally, we worry that people charged with silly crimes will learn to be more effective in prison. This time, that doesn’t seem to be a worry.
Original Publication Date: 31 January 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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