True Detective Stories

So yesterday we had three detectives on the floor and myself. The air conditioning is still not working and the temperature in the office was 84 degrees. Tensions were high and I was in no mood for shenanigans and tomfoolery. Luckily, I spent nearly a half hour talking to a kindly insane elderly woman from Ventnor City, New Jersey.

The woman – let’s call her Mrs. Glick – called to report illegal parking outside her residence in Ventnor City, NJ, eighty miles (and one state east) of my division. I calmly explained to Mrs. Glick that my department has no jurisdiction in New Jersey, and even if we did, we weren’t going to send a detective to write a parking ticket in another state…

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