This could be a true story, but don’t take my word for it. On Febrary 14, 1953, two bankrobbers broke into a bank outside Valatia, NY, and stole the payroll. The robbers made their getaway in a blue Oldsmobile. Not three miles away, they skidded on black ice, went off the road, down an embarkment, and rolled over twice. The robbers tried to escape over the frozen lake, but the weight of the money bags broke the ice – they drowned. We used to play in the wreck as kids. What did we play? Cops and Robbers, of course.

Photo prompt© Ted Strutz

Thanks to Rochelle for her Friday Fictioners group!

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