Case 3.1.

Case 3

Location: San Francisco police department

Time: 3:04 AM

Date: August 20, 2009


Tired from an awfully long day, Howard stepped out of his office in exhaustion. He developed a massive migraine from the amount of information that clouded his worn out mind.

"Hey Howard!" said Dona as she was walking down the hallway; "How is it going?"

"Badly.” Howard responded in annoyance. “This morning I had to finish typing a 25 page police report; went back to that liquor store that was robbed three days ago  to talk with the owner. Then finally finished interviewing those two arrested drug dealers in the back." 

"Wait isn’t that liquor store on 13th and Main street?"

"Yeah, why?"

"Wasn't that near the Golden Gate Cinema theater? Or should I say the ruins of the theater."

Howard’s headache was giving him some difficulty thinking, "I believe so."

"Yeah, I can't believe the theater burnt down last month."

"Well you saw how worn down the place was. I was surprised the building didn't burn to the ground the night we were there investigating the accident. "

"You mean from the mysterious ‘flaming graffiti’ two months ago?"

"Yes, if you want to call it that."

"I still can't believe it, I have never seen anything like that before."

"We never caught the culprit, either. So there's almost no point in caring."

"Do you think the person did it again last month, and succeeded in burning the place down?"

"We thought about that shortly after the incident. Though if the person got in unchecked the first time, then he could have easily got in the second. Not to mention the fact that there were no fingerprints, DNA traces or any other signs of the culprit within the ruins."

"So you dropped the case?"

"We had no choice, the situation ended the same way it did two months ago. Inconclusive."

"When did the building burn down?"

"July 21st, at around five in the morning. I remember because I was working early that day. The Chief saw what happened on the news and alerted about what happened."

"Oh yeah, thats right. You did come early that day. Something about a haunting image on your television screen?" She said; obviously mocking him.

"It was an interrupted television signal." With announce written all over his face. "My TV wasn't possessed, if that is what you are implying."

"Are you sure?" she said in laughter.

A couple of workers were walking by during their conversation. Many had already passed them within the past few minutes, but it wasn't until now that Howard noticed their bewildered faces. 

"Ok stop, you are starting to embarrass us." Howard finally stated.

"Oh like you care what others' think." 


"Ah Dona and Howard!" The Chief said as he was strolling down the hallway. "I'm glad that I caught up with you two." 

Howard shrugged after hearing that phrase.

The End

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