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Mr. Money Bags

Mystery teasers are little stories where you need to figure out what happened based on the given clues.


Puzzle ID:#26228
Fun:*** (2.88)
Difficulty:** (1.18)
Submitted By:fishmedAus******mod




Thomas P. Stanwick, logician and amateur sleuth had come to Mr. Pennyroll's house. Mr. Pennyroll was explaining how he had been kidnapped by bank robbers when he arrived to open up the bank where he was the assistant manager.

"They forced me to open up the safe and give them the money. Then they made me drive towards my home from the bank. They intended on getting my wife's jewelry too," explained Mr. Pennyroll.

"Tell me how you were able to escape, Mr. Pennyroll," said Mr. Stanwick.

"We were driving towards my house from the bank. One of the kidnappers had dumped the money out of the bank bag into a paper sack. Then he threw the bank bag out of the window. Two blocks later we stopped for a red light. He was looking down at the money, and I saw my chance. I opened my door, jumped out of the car, and ran. I ran up to the nearest house, and they let me in. Luckily, the kidnappers did not follow me. They just drove off."

"Let's follow your route back to the bank and see if we can find any clues," said Mr. Stanwick.

They left the house in Mr. Stanwick's car. Soon Pennyroll shouted, "There it is! There's the money bag!" They stopped and picked up the empty bank bag and continued on towards the bank. In a few minutes they came to a light. "This is where I escaped," said Pennyroll.

After getting back to the bank, Mr. Stanwick said, "I have a problem with your story."

What did he notice?


Heading back to the bank, they should not have reached the money bag before they reached the corner where Mr. Pennyroll jumped out of the car as he supposedly did that after they tossed the bag out. If this were true, they would have passed the corner first and then the money bag on the way back to the bank. He must have made up the story about the kidnappers and is really involved in the stolen money.

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Oct 06, 2005

This one was very good, watching all those CSI episodes and reading mystery and suspense novels paid off, very well done
Oct 06, 2005

Wow! I can't believe I got it without a hint. Good job!
Oct 06, 2005

this was a good story. Real neat.
Oct 07, 2005

Very fun. I got it without the hint.
Oct 09, 2005

Well, I guess I'm the dunce in the group, I didn't get it at all!!
I thought it had something to do with the lack of that invisible ink stuff that money is treated with for just such circumstances....
Please, help me out of this box that I just can't seem to think outside of!!!!!!
Oct 09, 2005

I guess i wasn't concentrating hard enough. The teaser was adequately difficult. I was thinking along other lines. NOt the escape route, but I did know our unlucky banker was involved. Jumping from the car without getting shot. I watch too many gory movies.
Oct 11, 2005

Good one. Well written. Yup. I got it. Good job, fishmed
Oct 11, 2005

A Very Good Teaser.I Liked it though it was easy.
Oct 11, 2005

I liked it lots!!!!!
Oct 13, 2005

I had to read it through twice before I realized the order of the light and the money bag. Good job!
Oct 13, 2005

Oct 13, 2005

I concur it was easy, got it right away. But the fact remains that some missed it because they were looking for something a bit more difficult. Good job!
Oct 14, 2005

It was a well written one and i enjoyed figureing out. enen tho it was a short while
Oct 17, 2005

I got this right away, but it was enjoyable, short but enjoyable. But, you can't be SURE that this means the banker was involved! Maybe he just got confused because of the stress of it all, but it would make one a little suspicious! Good job.
Oct 20, 2005

I love these things, I get them every time. Good teaser but maybe you should make it a bit more challenging!!!
Oct 22, 2005

Great teaser i got it without the hint
Oct 28, 2005

i got this one. the heading back one made it pretty obvious. great teaser.
Nov 07, 2005

awesome... this was so easy!!! hehe. i like it.
Nov 08, 2005

Elementary, my dear Watson. I'm a fan of Holmes, Poirot, Miss Marple, CSI and NCIS. Nicely written though.
Nov 09, 2005

lol u do know that Thomas P. Stanwick and all characters related are probably copywrited. o well, no money invloved here! that was a good one, though. keep it up.
Nov 10, 2005

good one! I actually got it yay!
Nov 13, 2005

Very easy, although cute. I like the narrative.
Nov 13, 2005

Nov 20, 2005

loved it!!!!!!!!!
Nov 21, 2005

@ bookworm...Can't be copywrited as I made the name up.
Nov 21, 2005

I liked it, i thought it had something to do with the kidnappers and the car.
Dec 18, 2005

I liked once i read the answer. At first it was hard for me because i just joined today!! But this website souds like alot of fun!!
Dec 23, 2005

Nicely written fishmed!!! Easy but fun!!
Dec 27, 2005

i got this one very fun
Jan 03, 2006

I got this one too! I like it!
Jan 23, 2006

Got it straight away
May 09, 2006

That was way too easy, but it might just be me because in my science class, we have a daily brainteaser.
May 23, 2006

Reading the story carefully, one can get the answer pretty quickly, as I did! Nice exercise for the brain!
Jan 10, 2007

Super easy, but I sure enjoyed it!
Jul 13, 2007

real EZ but fun
Jan 29, 2008

lol simple but enjoyable and LYNCANTHROPE i like youn if you like CSI, NCIS, POIROT, MISS MARPLE AND STUFF LIKE THAT
Feb 23, 2008

how cum da bank robbers knew wer he lived? he culda bin drivin to the police station, and they woulda never known... whatever... nice teas r.
Apr 14, 2008

I solved it pretty quick without the hint. Nice teaser & well written.
Aug 06, 2010

mr pennyroll is not the shiniest penny in the vault..
(i crack myself up )
Aug 26, 2014

Ya but the money bag could've easily blow away.....

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