“This is comical”.
I swear, if I got one more cynical comment from Officer Hardy, I was going to have an emotional explosion. However, he remained mostly quiet outside of that one remark.
As true as my tale was, I knew that there was no way to convince this man that my word was to be taken as such. Not only did he despise me simply because I sat across from him, but my story was just too hard to make believable.
There’d have to be another person that would have to hear this, and another regular officer wouldn’t suffice.
“Can I at least get a second opinion to hear this?” I spoke up.
Hardy merely shook his head in response.
“I’m sure the chief will want a report” I said.
He obviously paid attention to that statement. It seemed as though my gamble might be working. “The chief doesn’t want his time wasted. Unless he thinks it would be worth his time to make an entrance, he’ll stay in his office”.
“Maybe you should hear me out just a little bit more then” I replied, getting some confidence for the first time.
“I was already planning on it. I just decided to interrupt to spite you” he said matter-of-factly. I could punch him now, but the giant would probably crush me.
With a heavy sigh, I got right back into the swing of things. Hopefully the details I had left over, which were plentiful, would be enough to bring in the chief of police himself. He’d be a different character than Officer Hardy, and if I could persuade him I could influence the entire station.
Here goes nothing…