From _Soldier of Fortune_ This may sound familiar: Operating on a +quot;tip+quot;, flack-j
From _Soldier of Fortune_
This may sound familiar: Operating on a "tip", flack-jacketed
federal Treasury agents with assault rifles at the ready, plus
heavily armed state and local officials, stormed the Magic
Valley outlet store in Jackson, Tennessee, to seize contraband
and arrest store owner David Woods. The threat to society?
Alleged counterfeit Barney dinosaur dolls. The premise? Total
bullshit. The upshot (pardon the pun)? Fortunately, none.
Store-owner Woods produced invoices showing the purple dolls
came from an authorized distributor, and Our Protectors saddled
up to go fight crime elsewhere. No women or kids shot in the
back, no women or kids burned to death. But the only customer
in the store -- who assumed it was the Dalton Gang riding again
-- was not reassured when one of the armed intruders said, "I
think this is the only customer: You take her and I'll take the
I love you, you love me, we're a contraband fam-i-ly...
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