Ol Remus had the following article described to him as “shocking.” The Mayor agrees:
A STARTLED man has told how he found a bullet lying in a York city-centre street.
Tim Stark said he was unloading items into the MOR Music store where he works in Fossgate yesterday morning when he spotted what he believed to be a live .22 bullet gleaming in a puddle.
He said he immediately called police, who came and took it away.
“I have no idea what it was doing there,” he said.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said the bullet had been put into safe storage, and CID had confirmed it was not thought to be connected with any incident currently under investigation.
He asked anyone with any information about the bullet and how it came to be in Fossgate to phone the force on 0845 60 60 47.
This story troubles The Mayor so much because it reminds him of another shocking story that took place not long ago in SE Mitchieville. TLDG and The Mayor were in the Yarn Barn looking for fabric to cover our sofa pillows, when The Mayor looked at the floor and spotted a sewing needle. Not unlike Tim Stark of the above article, The Mayor was startled. He started trembling, he shook more than a fat broad running for the last cheese doodle at an all-you-can-eat restaurant.
The Mayor wasn’t sure what to do, so he took a deep breath, said a quick prayer, and found some composure. I asked the assistant to the assistant manager to procure some bright yellow tape. Since there was no yellow tape around, she ripped up 20 feet of a lovely canary poly-cotton blend ($1.99 a ft all this week!). I secured the area, called 911 and closed the yarn barn – letting no one in and no one out.
CSI arrived within minutes and initiated a full crime scene. There were literally hundreds of detectives there – searching, investigating, taking names and numbers, taking prints and DNA samples, checking security cameras, and looking at all the fantastic Yarn Barn deals (now open ’till 9pm on Saturdays).
When all was said and done, after the seventeen weeks of detective work finished, the police concluded that someone who was in the Yard Barn that day dropped that sewing needle.
Can you imagine? They DROPPED it!
I guess you could say The Mayor is a hero. A crisis was adverted and The Mayor was the reason for it.
Mitchieville is a better place now, even though the mystery of the dropped sewing needle was never solved.