True Detective Stories

So let me tell you about my Good Friday.

Everything was quiet until about noon, when all hell started breaking loose. One of the many jobs which came in was a “home invasion.” A home invasion usually entails armed intruders forcing their way inside the residence, tying the residents up, and assaulting them before taking items – money, drugs, etc.

Unfortunately, this was a “home invasion” in my division, where the details are always surprising.

The victim claimed a male came to her front door, forcibly entered the residence, pulled out a handgun, and took $300 cash before fleeing the scene.

After being interviewed by a detective, the details came into focus. The alleged offender in this case is the victim’s drug dealer. The victim called the dealer to house to sell her marijuana. They had an argument, and Omar pulled out a gun before swiping her weed money and fleeing the scene.

So no, this was not a home invasion, especially since the victim let the dealer in. If anything, it was a pharmaceutical fraud, and we will put top men on the case immediately. Top. Men.

Good Friday indeed.

As Greedy As A Pig

A Durham, North Carolina man missing since January is believed to have been fed to hogs after he allegedly stole cocaine from a drug dealer.

Charleston Prentice Goodman, 26, was last seen on Jan. 28, when several people saw him arguing on East Woodcroft Parkway with a group of men, who then shoved him into a minivan and drove off.

A confidential informant told police that a drug dealer had evidence that Goodman had broken into his apartment and stole two bricks of cocaine, so the dealer hired a crew to kidnap him. The crew included a former friend of Goodman who had fallen out with him over a woman.

One informant told police that Goodman’s body was wrapped in plastic bags and stored at an unknown location before the former friend could dump it, and the second said the body “is believed to have been fed to hogs.”

It’s been my experience that people who steal from drug dealers rarely meet a peaceful end. It’s a shame for Goodman’s family, but if he did steal two bricks of cocaine, he made his own bed.

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