Wednesday Super Sleuth Challenge – Weirdly True OR False

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Hello, Super Sleuths! We are back on Who Done It Wednesday with more Super Sleuth Challenges in March. For those of you who are new, your goal is to guess the right answer the most times on Wednesday’s Super Sleuth Challenge throughout the month.

The person with the most correct answers this month will be awarded a copy of Colleen Coble’s Butterfly Palace and a $10 Amazon Gift Card.  If there is a tie for the most correct answers, I will draw a winner from those names.

Are you feeling sleuthy?

Criminals sometimes commit the zaniest crimes. As they say, the truth is stranger than fiction. Probably because if we wrote something that strange our editors would say, “AH, No way. No way it could happen.”

Which of the following crimes is Weirdly False? (Yes, the rest are weirdly true!)

1. A man in Chicago is charged with various misdemeanors after bringing his pet tiger into a bar with him. (It was on a leash.) This was his second time doing this after the first time resulted in a woman being bit, but not pressing charges.

2. A woman in Dallas is caught stealing rolls of toilet paper from local gas stations. She is charged with misdemeanor theft and will have to serve prison time. All over a few rolls of Charmin.

3. A woman spent a night jail for a movie rental that was five years overdue, even though the business she rented it from was no longer in existence.

4. Lunch lady is arrested over a dispute about burnt cookies. When told she would need to make new ones she told the school nurse she had a hit list and would bring an AK-47 to school and take people out who asked her to bake them again.

Who said people aren’t crazy?!

So what do you think?

Which of the crimes above is weird, but false?


About Michelle Lim

Author Michelle Lim is the Brainstorming/Huddle Coach with My Book Therapy Press and the Midwest Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers. Michelle’s romantic suspense is represented by Karen Solem of Spencillhill Associates and has gained contest recognition in the Frasier, the Genesis, and the Phoenix Rattler, winning the Genesis in 2015 for her genre. Michelle writes devotionals for The Christian Pulse Online Magazine and Putting On The New. Since her nonfiction book release, Idea Sparking: How To Brainstorm Conflict In Your Novel, through public speaking and online chats Michelle helps writers discover the revolutionary power of brainstorming to bring new life to their stories.

15 thoughts on “Wednesday Super Sleuth Challenge – Weirdly True OR False

  1. ediemelson says:

    #3 is true. I think I remember hearing about it on the news and thinking, “A DVD? Really?”

  2. I think the false one is #4. I don’t think it’s #1 cause I can see that one happening or #2 because misdemeanor theft isn’t a felony and results in jail time, but not prison time. and Edie says #3 is true. 🙂

  3. I think number 4 is false.

  4. Tamara says:

    I believe #4 is false.

  5. Elise Stahl says:

    I’d say #4 is false. Those are all crazy, though!

  6. dtopliff says:

    I’m guessing #4 is false, but they are all weirdly believable. Nice Wens. feature.

  7. M. Weidenbenner says:

    Hi Michelle – How fun! Unfortunately they all sound plausible in our mixed-up world. I hope like crazy that #4 is false. I think #1 is false though because I don’t think it would a misdemeanor for a tiger to bite a person. It would probably be battery or some higher charge, but what do I know?
    It’s great to see you in the blogosphere!

  8. bonnie navarro says:

    #2 is false because I don’t believe a misdemeanor doesn’t involve prison time, Knowing some of the bureaucracy in the area, I could see someone getting away with just a slap on the hand/ misdemeanor for taking an exotic and potentially dangerous animal into a closed,, noisy place filled with people.

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