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The One-Armed Bandit

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Puzzle ID:#32670
Fun:*** (2.77)
Difficulty:** (1.88)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:vinchenzo*us***
Corrected By:MarcM1098

 

 

 



A one-armed bandit is sitting quietly in an airport, having just taken $200 from an old man. Kristy, who watched the bandit take the old man's money, walks over and takes $1000 from the bandit. Even though a police officer witnessed both these events and the bandit made enough ruckus to alert everyone in the vicinity to what happened, Kristy was able to keep the $1000 and the old man didn't get his money back. Why?





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