Chris Weston, Crime Fighter

"Do not approach this man. He is armed and dangerous."
"Do not approach this man. He is armed and dangerous."

Chris Weston went to the bank yesterday. Me to. Nothing unusual in that. But he blogs about watching an "extremely charismatic fellow" in the line ahead of him. Who then proceeded to rob the bank.

I gave my contact details to the bank and then ran like the wind back to my studio and set about hastlily drawing some pictures of the robber. I'd studied this guy quite intensely and could remember every detail of his likeness and clothes.

Chris then took the sketches found to the local police station where he was asked if he was a witness.

"I'm more than a witness!" I blurted, "Check these out!"

I held up my drawings, and the policeman's eyes widened with astonishment! "That's him!" he splutterd. " 'Ere, come and have a look at this!" he called to his colleagues. They trotted over, took a look and exclaimed "That is spot-on! It IS him!".

The police had already picked up a suspect who matched Chris Weston's sketches, he gave a statement and will now be part of the prosecution.

And hopefully he'll be able to reuse them for future issues of The Twelve. I'm sure he can get Joe Michael Straczynski to write a charismatic bank robber into the comic.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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