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What, No Cigarette?

A woman stepped into a taco joint in La Crosse, Wisc., and told the counter clerk, “I want a soft shell, and this is a stickup. Give me all your money.” But the robbery was foiled due to the woman’s drunkenness. Or maybe it was because she couldn’t get her weapon — a hammer — out of her waistband because her belly was in the way: the robber was obviously pregnant, the clerk noted. The robber ran, but police arrested Julie Bailey, 38, after a “short” foot pursuit. By the time she was captured, she had the hammer in her hand. Police say she needed the money from the robbery to buy drugs. (RC/La Crosse Tribune) ...No doubt she then complained that having to wear handcuffs “might hurt my baby.”
Original Publication Date: 15 August 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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