Heavy LiftingMystery teasers are little stories where you need to figure out what happened based on the given clues.
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?
HintJim was an avid word puzzle solver and enjoyed playing with words that had double meanings.
AnswerThe gold was hidden at his house. It was upstairs (a short flight) in the workout room where Jim had configured it to look like regular weights.
With the gold found, Jim confessed, and Smith was quickly promoted.
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