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Kabob Thefts

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Puzzle ID:#25063
Fun:*** (2.79)
Difficulty:*** (2.63)
Submitted By:phrebh*us****
Corrected By:phrebh




Detective Frederick F. Fredinstein was called in to investigate a rash of stolen kabobs. The investigative team theorized that there might be a Bobsylvanian gang behind it, but couldn't prove it.

The team has been tracking several key members of the gang for weeks, but can't place any of the members at the same place at the same time. The only thing that they know for certain is that all of the members get their sheets cleaned at the same place: Checkers Bobsylvanian Sheet Dry Cleaners.

The team thought that the plans for the kabob heists must be at the cleaners, but when the team served a search warrant, they couldn't find anything out of the ordinary. After all, everyone knows that what a Bobsylvanian likes best, after kabobs of course, is nice, clean sheets.

When Detective Fredinstein came in on the case, the first thing that he did was to meet with the lead investigator, Miss Sissy. She showed him the report on the search of the dry cleaners. The report detailed everything that they didn't find.

"As you can see from the report, Fred," said Miss Sissy, "there was nothing out of the ordinary: hangers, laundry bags, chemicals, detergents, boxes for shirts, a couple of big tubs of water, bill pads, account books, and a bunch of other stuff you'd see in a normal business." She concluded, "There wasn't even an above normal amount of cash on hand. If this were the headquarters of a kabob theft ring, we should have found something."

Fred looked pensive for a moment. "There wasn't even a shish stick to be found, huh?"

Miss Sissy replied directly, "Not even a toothpick."

After looking over the report again and thinking for about a minute, the detective said, "Well, we better take the wagon and a few units over to the cleaners. We'll want to stash them someplace where they won't be seen though. Put a couple of plainclothes out front and have them arrest everyone coming out of the place on suspicion of being involved in the largest stolen kabob ring in history. And make sure that all of their dry cleaning is confiscated."

Miss Sissy looked shocked. "How do you know they're up to something, Fred?"

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Aug 05, 2005

I really enjoyed your story and found it amusing, good job
Aug 05, 2005

Splendid teaser!
Aug 05, 2005

funny story. I loved it.
Aug 06, 2005

wow... good teaser really well thought out i would of never guessed black light on the sheets and the setergent and stuff... really good teaser! funny story too it's going on my favorites first one too!
Aug 06, 2005

all those poor kabobs

good teaser tho
Aug 07, 2005

i said something along the lines of messy kabobs
Aug 07, 2005

Great teaser!
Aug 08, 2005

good job very well thought out.lots of planning involved
to bad i didnt get it though
Aug 10, 2005

great job, the story was really amusing + i learnt something new about detergent!
Aug 12, 2005

Didn't know about the detergent writing so I didn't get the whole answer. I did learn something though so that's good. I did know that water was out of place at a dry cleaner, so I would have investigated and done more research (if I had the time). Good job, well thought out!
Aug 12, 2005

Didn't know about the detergent writing so I didn't get the whole answer. I did learn something though so that's good. I did know that water was out of place at a dry cleaner, so I would have investigated and done more research (if I had the time). Good job, well thought out!
Aug 17, 2005

Wow, I didn't even consider the water being out of place....Good teaser!
Aug 22, 2005

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Sep 05, 2005

Nice job. I learned something about degergents that I never knew. Having owned a Dry Cleaning buisness, though, I can tell you that water and detergent ARE often standard stock items (though not in large amounts), since may items dont need actual dry cleaning. Also, your character names and details were clever, but detracted from the story itself and made it more difficult to read. Overall, though, you did well.
Sep 20, 2005

Clever boy!
Sep 20, 2005

Excellent teaser.I didn't get still lotsa fun.
Sep 30, 2005

wait...why kabobs?
Sep 30, 2005

good teaser tho! loved it!
Oct 02, 2005

This was one great, meaty teaser!! (pun intended). I did't
know that about the detergent either. Ya learn something new every day!
Oct 12, 2005

I didn't know about the blacklights and detergent, but I figured that tubs of water and detergent don't belong at a Dry cleaners. Fun though.
Oct 20, 2005

You learn something new everyday, I didn't get it unfortunately, but kudos to your great teaser!!!!!
Oct 28, 2005

Cool teaser. thought it was some kind of blacklight thing, like lemon juice r something. : o
Feb 03, 2006

Loved this one phreb!!! Very clever!!
Apr 10, 2006

I like long fact patterns. but this one was as bit confusing. The answer assumed facts not at all in evidence which does not put the solvers on any solid ground. Water and Detergent are found at a "dry" cleaners and where does the black light and detergent come in? Led to more lengthy answer than question. Good try.
Apr 11, 2006

You might try not being patronizing when you are the one who only gave it a good try. The entire second paragraph in the answer explains why the detergent matters.
Jan 10, 2007

Great teaser! I immediately looked for lemon juice to be on the list and surmised that the detergent must do the same thing. I also noted they had shirt boxes on hand in a sheet dry cleaning facility.

Loved this teaser!
Sep 09, 2007

i didnt get it, a bit long though but very clever!
Sep 10, 2007

Why would anyone want to steal a kabob?!?!?!
Dec 21, 2007

Jan 30, 2008

WOW!! GREAT TEASER! I loved it!1 Though it was long so i kinda got bored so make sure that you WRITE SHORT ONES!! LOVED IT ANYWAY!! LOL!!!
Jul 13, 2008

"The report detailed everything that they didn't find." What the?????

Jul 15, 2008

It's called "comedy". Look it up on Wikipedia.
Aug 02, 2009

lol, very smart..but what was a shirt box doing at the Sheet Cleaners? I thought they were probably hoarding the kabobs in there

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