Stop, Thief!

It’s Friday night, so of course it’s time for flash fiction!  This week’s Flash! Friday prompt was an image of miniature Santa in the police lineup.  So I had fun with it. Let me know what you think.

Wanted: Santa Claus. CC artwork by Kevin Dooley.

“You’re under arrest, sir.”

“What for?”

“Breaking and entering, armed robbery.”

“Armed robbery?”

“Surveillance camera caught you carrying a weapon into the Wilson house.”

“I did no such thing.”

“The camera doesn’t lie, sir.”

“But I didn’t rob anyone!”

“We got a call from the Wilson’s house saying cookies were missing.”


“Very valuable cookies, sir.  A professional spent two hours baking them.”

“I need to call my lawyer.”

“This guy in the red suit is dangerous. Who would take a gun into a house, only to eat cookies?  And then he forgot to take the gun with him when he left.”

“The evidence lab analyzed the gun.  It’s a BB gun.”

“The cookie crumbs?”

“Sugar cookies.”

“His critters were taken to animal control?”
“Yes, and the lab can barely hold the evidence we removed from his vehicle.  He had millions of toys.”

“Tsk, tsk. And all this on Christmas Eve.  Not to mention that Santa is missing.”


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