Fugitive Reward

11 Feb


I’m getting my dog, Sugar, and taking her up into the mountains, not too far from where we live, our destination:  Big Bear. Maybe we’ll stop along the way at the local Sporting Goods store and pick up a gun or two for good measure.

Or, maybe not. I keep hearing about these background checks and waiting periods that everyone is talking about. And people want to make them longer. Something about not letting guns get into the hands of the wrong people. But, that shouldn’t affect people like me. After all, I’m not a criminal. I’m a law-abiding citizen and I think I want a gun or two NOW! I’ve got an idea. Perhaps I can borrow a gun from someone.  I know lots of people who have guns.

Whoops. I just thought of something else. Even if I get a gun, I have no idea how to use one. Oh well, it couldn’t be that difficult. It seems pretty basic to me. I’m sure I could figure it out. Nevertheless, gun or no gun, I’m going. I’d be stupid not to.

After all, I could use a million dollars as much as anyone else. I’d even be willing to accept part of the million, especially if I’ve earned it. Never mind that I don’t know what I’m doing or that I don’t have the proper clothing, protective gear or weaponry to carry out my mission, not to mention the training. Never mind that Sugar is not a police dog, a bloodhound or any other kind of trained dog – she’s actually just a mixed mutt. And honestly, although I love her, come to think of it, she’s not the smartest dog in the world. But there’s a reward at stake, money, dinero, cash… a lot of it. And I would really like to get my hands on it or even on some of it.

Never mind that I might get in the way of the police or the other reward seekers or the suspect himself. Never mind that I might get shot or killed. Or, that if I’m somehow able to get that gun or two, I might accidentally kill someone else. I might accidentally shoot someone who looks like Christopher Dorner or perhaps I would shoot some innocent bystander who gets in the way because I don’t know what I’m doing. I’ve never used a gun before.

Come to think of it… maybe I won’t go after all. I don’t know if Sugar could track a suspect or do anything helpful, probably not. She’s just a pet, a happy dog, and kind of dumb. I don’t even remember the last time her paws touched the snow, or my boots, for that matter.

Maybe this reward idea isn’t such a great idea after all. I can’t imagine that there’s anyone out there harboring the suspect or holding back information that could lead to his capture. Why would anyone do that? He’s declared war on the LAPD, their families, police in general and anyone who’s “hurt” him. He’s killed three innocent people who have done him no wrong. I would assume that he’s a danger to anyone at this point and that no one would be willing to help him.

All I can say is, reward or no reward, I hope they find him and that nobody else gets hurt!

2 Responses to “Fugitive Reward”

  1. Mary Dyer July 23, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

    This is great. Well stated, with a touch of humor. And, for the record, I’m all for guns in the hands of responsible citizenry who know how to use them!


    • veronicajames2013 July 24, 2014 at 2:21 am #

      Glad you enjoyed it. I, too, am for the right to bear arms for “responsible citizenry” as you said.


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