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BINGO Buckwheat!

Good afternoon, Netizens...

On June 20, 2008, at 9:35 a.m., an Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer stopped Randy R. Durham from Spokane driving a 2008 Cadillac for a moving violation near Flagstaff. A search of the vehicle with the help of DPS Canine "Gabby" revealed $602,473 in a suitcase in the trunk. The suspect was purportedly traveling from Atlanta to Las Vegas.
Granted, the police had every right to arrest the man on money laundering charges and toss his butt into jail, which they unceremoniously did. However, if you were driving a brand-new Cadillac across the desert, violated one or more traffic laws and were pulled over how would you explain away that matter of the money in a suitcase in your trunk?

“I won big at the casino last night, see...”

Hum a few bars of Arlo Guthrie's Mr. Customs Man (“don't check my bags if you please, Mr. Customs Man”)

“Well, how the heck did that get there? It must have been my rich aunt when she was visiting here last week. What a wonderful surprise!”

“What happened to the naked go-go dancer that was in there before?”

“BINGO. I play power BINGO a lot and last night I was HOT.”

So, what would you say?


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