Chapter 12. An Improbable Twist

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As Laurie ran out of the bank, a fat policeman grabbed her by the collar. “Got you!” he said. “Why are you running? Did you rob the bank, too?”

“What? Who are you? Let me go!” Laurie yelled.

“I’m Officer Custody, and you are in big trouble,” the policeman said. “Lauren Ipsum, if that is your real name, I arrest you on charges!”

“What charges? What are you talking about?”

“That doesn’t matter!” Custody shouted in Laurie’s ear, shaking her around. “Charges!”

“Ow! But what charges?” Laurie repeated. The officer’s hold on her was painful. People on the street were starting to point and stare. If there ever were a time Laurie ...

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