Clyde Hariston’s wife, Rochelle, demands that he contacts the Arlington PD to notify them of his abduction two weeks ago from the Lake Barcroft neighborhood, a hidden gem in Arlington. Rochelle gave Clyde an order because it was no way in hell that she believed one word of what he alleged happened to him. “Either file a police report,” she said, “or you’re a bold-faced liar.”
Clyde’s alibi why he had not come home that night — “I was held captive against my will by an unknown female assailant who sexually assaulted me.” And with a loss of memory, he found himself sitting on the same park bench that he disappeared from, with no recollection of how he returned. This is the tale he expected his wife to believe.
When an officer takes the police report and relays the call to his comrades in the Arlington PD, it takes all the will power the chief of police, lieutenant, sergeant, detective, and officers can muster not to laugh out loud, but it doesn’t work. They let loose and the guffaw is contagious.
The officers end up going to the Hariston’s home because according to Clyde’s wife, “he is just too distraught to come down to the police station.”
This drama is a soap opera in the making.
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