Story Archive

Taken by Surprise

John Wesley Rose, 25, went to the Wayne County, Mich., Sheriff’s Office, hoping for a job as an officer, starting at the jail. Once they did a background check, they were only too pleased to put him in a uniform and in a jail. “We contacted him and said we’ve been looking at your application,” said the chief of the sheriff’s department. “We need you to come in to take one final test and we’ll be happy to hire you.” Rose quickly reported in and was “very quickly” placed in handcuffs: the department had discovered that there was a warrant out for his arrest in Kentucky, accusing him with sex crimes involving a teenager. (AC/Detroit News, WXYZ Detroit, WJBK Detroit) ...He wanted to turn himself into a cop, but instead he turned himself in to a cop.
Original Publication Date: 15 November 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

Is There a Problem on This Page? Let Me Know using the Help button lower right, and thanks.

I believe humanity is held back by the lack of thinking. I provoke thought with examples of what happens when we don’t think, and when we do. This is True is my primary method: stories like this come out every week by email, and basic subscriptions are free. Click here for a subscribe form.

Previous: Early Release

Search for: