Wednesday Super Sleuth Challenge – Black Friday Crime


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It is almost that time of year where some of us spread sales ads in front of us. We strategize those items we need to buy. We map out our course. We prepare to conquer.

Black Friday is a love it or hate it type of event. As for me, I enjoy the adventure of it. I try to avoid those crazy customers and help other moms shopping for their kids.

With that many shoppers out to get the best deals in a short number of hours it is inevitable that some crimes will occur. It is merely a matter of numbers and percentages.

How savvy are you about Black Friday Crime?

Whether you are out with the masses shopping or home on the couch watching football, now is your chance to be a Black Friday Crime Super Sleuth.

Which of the following Black Friday Crimes did NOT occur?

A. A phony bomb threat forced the complete evacuation of a Walmart. Bomb sniffing dogs were called in to clear the threat and people were allowed back in 2 hours later.

B. A shoplifting customer at Kohl’s was shot by a police officer.

C. A Target customer was shot in the leg close to his home when the TV he’d purchased led to an attempted theft. He wrestled with the thief resulting in the shooting.

D. Two Walmart customers got into a fight over a parking space, resulting in one of the men being seriously knifed.

E. A man tried to shoplift a large-screen TV by using a receipt his wife got from purchasing the same item earlier.

F. A customer pepper sprayed the crowd to have an unfair advantage in reaching the item she wanted to purchase.

G. At a Toys R’ Us a woman threatened to shoot customers who did not allow her to cut in line.

Which of the crimes listed above did NOT happen?


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.

3 thoughts on “Wednesday Super Sleuth Challenge – Black Friday Crime

  1. The unfortunate thing is that all of these sounds plausible. I’m going to guess that F isn’t true, but I could still picture it happening. Also, the man who was shot at Kohls for shoplifting– that doesn’t ring true because I don’t know the whole story. Cops don’t shoot shoplifters, but if the perpetrator pulled a gun then that changes things. Fun sleuth challenge!

  2. dtopliff says:

    I’m guessing C, the Target situation, but they’re all crazy bizarre and I can hardly wait to hear.

  3. joaniebruce says:

    I’m guessing E…..the man trying to buy the TV with his wife’s receipt.

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