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Mayor Swenson’s Got a Good Thing Going

Photo courtesy of Barbara W. Beacham
Photo courtesy of Barbara W. Beacham


The Mayor and the town manager waved as their next victim approached. She was an elderly woman; clearly with means, judging by the expensive car she drove and the jewels that were dripping off her fingers.

“How can we help you ma’am?” Mayor Spike Swenson asked.

“I received a ticket on the highway and I think I need to pay a fine,”

“Let’s take a look.” Bubba, the manager, said as he perused the citation. “My, oh my – this is serious.” He handed the chit to Spike.

“Oh no,” Spike said, feigning concern, “I’m afraid we’re going to have to hold you for a few days ma’am. Till the circuit judge gets here. I wouldn’t worry too much though. You can hire Bubba, he’s a lawyer. He’ll prob’ly get you off.”

Bubba grinned, “Come on in ma’am we’ll get you in that cell. All your personal property will be held at the desk. ‘Course, we’re gonna have to impound those fancy wheels.”


16 thoughts on “Mayor Swenson’s Got a Good Thing Going

  1. A scam not uncommon and very frightening. I suppose there’s not cell phone access either, and the phones just happen to be down. How awful, but great writing for the prompt!

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  2. I’ve been in towns like that.

    My boss is an attorney, and I went with her to an eviction hearing in a small town once where the landlord called the (non-attorney) jusdge by his first name and the judge found for the landlord, adding, “Now, this is probably going to get appealed because, strictly speaking, it’s not in accordance with the property code.”

    Real world stuff.

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  3. Nice work Tn!~ Our lady is in trouble ~ I can see the fancy lawyers from her home eventually coming in for the restitution ~ Sounds like she has enough money. 🙂

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  4. There needs to be a plain-clothes detective all wired up to put a stop to that “good thing.” Those boys are “skating on thin ice.” with all the modern technology. Well done, TN. 🙂 — Suzanne

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