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.