Saturday, November 7, 2015

Flash mob robbery

The guard slid out of the bank truck clutching two bags. Moments later he was rubbing eyes full of pepper spray.

A passerby called 911:  ‘He was a construction guy.  Hard hat, high-vis vest, tool-bag.’

Two blocks away a siren whooped into life.

The police car skidded to a halt.

‘Drop the bag and put your hands on your head!’

The construction worker complied.  ‘Hey man, I’m just here for the job.  We all are.’

The cop noticed the other workers milling nearby.

‘Bay and First, 11 o’clock.  Bring your own tools; double pay.’

‘Fucking flash mob,’ Officer Murphy muttered.




A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.

2 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Now that's a great take on the robbery story, Rob! I love it!

Rob Kitchin said...

Based on a true story. Seattle, I think. Guy placed an advert on Craigslist for construction workers to all appear on the same street corner he was committing a robbery. He then disappeared into the crowd.