Annie Blatt was on her way home from her weekly knitting group meeting. It was getting late am she really didn't care to drive at night - her 70 year-old eyes were not what they used to be. The truck behind her was tailgating her at a much too close distance for her comfort. The driver gave a long blast on his horn and closed the gap to mere inches of space between his front bumper and her rear bumper, hoping to intimidate the old woman into pulling over and letting him pass. Just as he lifted his hand to honk the horn again he saw a sudden flash of brake lights in front of him. He tried to veer around the car but that sent his truck soaring off the road at 50 miles per hour. It rolled over three times before coming to rest in a ditch off the side of the road. The driver wasn't wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene. Annie continued driving until Lt. Hugh Dunnit stopped her at a roadblock. Another driver had seen most of the accident and was able to identify Annie's Chevy Blazer. Lt. Dunnit asked her if she knew that an accident had occurred back when she slammed on her breaks. Annie looked up at Lt. Dunnit with a confused look on her face. "Oh, I'm sorry," she said. "I didn't know he was behind me. I saw an animal in the road, a little possum, and I had to stop and let it cross. I hope no one was hurt." Lt. Dunnit read her her rights and placed her under arrest for vehicular manslaughter. How did he know she was lying?
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Road Rage Revenge Solution
Solution: Lt. Dunnit didn't believe Annie's story because if she didn't know there was a car behind her she wouldn't have known it was a man. Everyone guessed that one There was another clue and that was that Annie did not like to drive at night. Therefore we would assume it was daylight, and of course possums only come out at night. Annie had decided to teach the driver a lesson about how dangerous it was to tailgate. Unfortunately the man carried that lesson to his grave, and Annie was arrested and charged with vehiculaqr manslaughter. Everyone who guessed got at least one part of the solution right, and the winner of the drawing this week was Shelly! Congratulations Shelly. Please choose a prize from the prize locker (there are some new ones this week!) and send me your mailing address.