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Heavy Lifting

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


Puzzle ID:#29753
Fun:*** (3.03)
Difficulty:*** (2.22)
Submitted By:zonasurance******!




It was officer Smith's first day on the job. All the detectives were buzzing about a recent robbery from Fort Knox. One hundred pounds of gold had been stolen right from under the guards' noses. It was obviously an inside job, and the list of suspects was rather short. Jim Python was at the top of the list, but they had checked his house and found nothing.

Hank Pank, the Captain, ran into the room. "I've just received an e-mail from our robber." Everyone ran into the conference room to see it. "I can't believe how smug this robber is, rubbing it in our faces!" thought Smith. The e-mail said:

"Greetings, you capitalist swine! I trust you have realized your ridiculous inability to catch a master thief. I have hidden the gold a short flight away which was difficult due to its weight. You will never catch me!!"

The officers, keeping Jim's house under surveillance, suddenly radioed in. "The suspect has left his home in a hurry and appears to be moving towards the airport". Every officer in the room ran to their cars except Smith.

Two hours later, Captain Pank returned disheartened. "We got Jim, but without the gold we don't have much of a case". Smith replied "I have the gold, it was easy to find once I deciphered the e-mail".

What had Smith figured out?

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Apr 13, 2006

this is a good teaser dont listen to the bad comments i actually didnt get this one keep up the really good work and dont let the bad comments get you down
Apr 13, 2006

that was really boring and EASY... I immediately knew that it had to do with stairs even b4 the police got the msg that they suspect left his house...
Apr 13, 2006

I have to admity i didnt get this one, but it was so obvious when i read the answer!!
Apr 13, 2006

Glad you all liked it. It can be easy but as long as you had some fun reading it then I'm glad.
Apr 14, 2006

Gr8 Job on a fun teaser!
Apr 15, 2006

Awesome teaser! The best I've read all day! It was pretty easy, but very fun! Nice one!
Apr 18, 2006

Realy good one i got the short flight thing but i thought they were meaning it as in short way frm the fligh near the luggage nice one keep on the good work!
Apr 22, 2006

Good teaser...I enjoy a good mystery.
Apr 22, 2006

That was kind of hard, but really good. I liked it.
Apr 29, 2006

Very original.I heard this one before I think.You are really good at this.Keep it up.
Apr 29, 2006

It was Hard I didnt get it till i read the answer IT WAS FUN!!!!
May 07, 2006

Very nice! But is Jim really that strong?
May 08, 2006

Well, his back was hurting pretty bad for a couple of days but he is a very strong guy. Think Moose.
May 26, 2006

Easy...but perfect for a quick Friday afternoon read.
May 29, 2006

got it right away!
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Jun 01, 2006

I knew it had something to do with the stairs Now the weight room I would have never guessed. Oh well good job
Jun 02, 2006

Jul 16, 2006

Didn't really get the whole funny stuff about the weight room, but the "flight of stairs" was easy to decipher. Fun teaser!
Jul 25, 2006

Not bad!!!
Aug 16, 2006

Oct 12, 2006

I loved it, I didn't get it so I had to read the answer, nice coded message!!
Mar 04, 2007

Jul 08, 2007

I got the flight part, but thought it was a flight of stairs down to the basement. He could have built a wall with the bricks!
Oct 08, 2007

Ok... Im not good in double meanings...
Nov 09, 2007

LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT!!!!!! Going in my faves for sure.

I thought maybe he sent it out with some carrier pidgeons??
Nov 11, 2007

Thank you!!
Dec 16, 2007

ditto nerdyiscool. absolutely loved it. BRAVO!
Jun 24, 2008

SourDough said that this one was nicely done!

Jun 24, 2008

SourDough said that this one was nicely done!

Nov 06, 2008

Nice one.
Apr 20, 2009

I liked it. I figured out the "flight" part after looking at the hint.
Apr 05, 2011

When I read it, I actually thought of stairs before an airplane flight. But I couldn't piece it together, so I gave up that idea. Turns out I was right! Fun!

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