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Beyond: Chapter 8 – Ernie

Back at his Riverside Drive Apartment, Harry’s snoring was just starting to shake the picture frames when his cell rang. It was programmed for the ringtone of an old rotary telephone, and rattled him awake, evoking memories of old shows like The Rockford Files.

“HARRY!”
“Chief?!”
“Someone’s just hit Merchant’s Bank on Columbus. Hernandez is already on the scene. How soon can you be there?”
“Give me ten minutes!” Harry exclaimed.

Fortunately he was already dressed. He threw on his leather jacket, flew down the stairs and got his Bianchi mountain bike out the door. Normally he would have taken his Buick and put the flasher on top, but with the bicycle he’d cut through lots of traffic. He got there shortly after his partner.

Back at his Riverside Drive Apartment, Harry’s snoring was just starting to shake the picture frames when his cell rang. It was programmed for the ringtone of an old rotary telephone, and rattled him awake, evoking memories of old shows like The Rockford Files.
“HARRY!”
“Chief?!”
“Someone’s just hit Merchant’s Bank on Columbus. Hernandez is already on the scene. How soon can you be there?”
“Give me ten minutes.” Harry boasted.

Fortunately he was already dressed. He threw on his leather jacket, flew down the stairs and got his Bianchi mountain bike out the door. Normally he would have taken his Buick and put the flasher on top, but with the bicycle he’d cut through lots of traffic. He got there shortly after his partner.

“Hi Shaugn’,” greeted Harry’s partner, Sergeant Ernesto Hernandez. Ernie was stocky and 5′, 11″.
“Ernie,” Harry greeted.
“Riding the Batt-cycle today?”
“Yeah. What’s happened?”
“Seems three of ‘em came in and got the money, and one more drove the get-away car.”
“No one hurt?”
“Two shot in stable condition, the rest pretty shook-up.”
“Any witnesses?”
“Masks inside, but outside, one of the shooting victims saw the driver. His girlfriend was still inside the cookie shop and barely missed being shot.”
“Opinion?”
“Very professional.”
“Who else is here?”
“Archer and the uniforms. Samuels sent the young lady home in a cab.”
“What do you say we interview inside and then talk to the two witnesses who got shot? We’ll interview the girlfriend later if needed.”
“Okay, sounds good,” said Ernie.

Beyond Bianchi

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