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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bronx duel

It’s been a while so lets all take a ride in the way back machine…ready,
Coordinates:

Date: 94 years ago today
Time: 10:29p.m
Location: Corner of Macomb’s Dam Park, Bronx
Here we go>
WWHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSHHHHHHHH
ZIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING

Wow, pretty desolate….listen to the crickets. Never mind, they’re being drowned out by the elevated subway that just left the station over there. Across that field to your right you’ll see a rail road ditch, now the bridge going over it, there are two cops on the other side. You can’t see them now but one has a motorcycle.

See that open area over there? In seven years that’s gonna be Yankee Stadium and over there the court house..and…later, quick jump in the door way of this tavern, seeing that it’s the only building around. Here come the participants.

And freeze

That cute couple walking our way is Joe Schweitzer and Mary Schlehlein. They just got off that subway that went by returning from a lovely evening at the theater in Manhattan. See those two guys over there with dark overcoats and matching hats approaching them? They’re a couple of yeggs looking for some easy dough.

>snap<

There’s their guns. Right now the one on the left is telling them to keep quiet. Quick plug your ears.

THAT SHRILL NOISE IS JOE’S POLICE WHISTLE. HE ALWAYS CARRIES IT JUST IN CASE SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS. KEEP YOUR EARS PLUGGED.

BANG BANG

THAT WAS TWO PISTOL SHOTS, JOE JUST TOOK TWO PILLS TO THE CHEST FOR THE WHISTLE ACT AND NOW THAT’S MARY SCREAMING AND FREEZE.

Whoa, had to take a break from yelling. Here’s what’s going on now. The two cops on the other side of the bridge heard everything and are on their way over. The motorcycle guy is gonna get here first but we’re not interested in him right now. We’re gonna walk over to the bridge and go under just out of sight cause one of the yeggs is gonna run this way and right into officer McGovern, the cop on foot. Let’s get over there….ok ready,

>snap<

There’s Mary screaming, ok, that’s the motor cycle coming over. Look here comes the yegg crossing the field and jumping down to the tracks, I can hear McGovern over us right now…He’s off the bridge, his gun is out, there’s the yegg climbing out of the ditch.

“Halt”

And freeze

Ok, what we’re about to see is kind of gross but trust me, McGovern lives.

>snap<

Yegg doesn’t want to halt so yells back with his gat.
BANG
PwwP

That sickening thud was the yegg’s bullet hitting McGovern in the forehead. But watch, McGovern is falling but raises his gun and squeezes one off.

Pwwptk

That equaling sickening thud was McGovern’s bullet connecting with yegg’s right temple. Trust me he’s not gonna be all right. In fact he’s dead.

Not much else to see here, McGovern and Joe go to the hospital and survive.
Good guys 1- Yeggs 0

Back in the machine

GGGGGGGGGGNNNNNNNNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
SSSSSSSSHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHWWWW

What a nice day trip ok back to work.

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