7 Year Old, Super Sleuth Catches Plum Creek Crook

PhotoCopyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

By, Nan Claire Falkner

Around 8 PM, Colby heard someone in the garage. Looking out the window, he noticed a moving truck in the street with his bicycle, TV’s and computers. He snuck to the garage.

As the thief came inside, Colby threw an antique diving helmet on his head knocking him out. Colby ran inside and called 911 – yelling to his sisters to hide in the office. Unfortunately, the thief heard him too. Colby swung his bat at the helmet and it rang like a bell.

Just then, the police came.

Colby got a big medal at the annual Gardner Days Fair.



55 thoughts on “7 Year Old, Super Sleuth Catches Plum Creek Crook

    • It appears that Colby is very ingenious! At least he saved his bicycle & computers from those dastardly, devious criminals! Thanks Karen for stopping by and reading my story! Nan 🙂

  1. I can just imagine what it would sound like, wearing a diving helmet and being hit with a cricket bat. Your ears would never stop ringing. 🙂

    • I think they were pretty stupid and bumbling crooks is right. Colby was smart enough to thwart off the crooks! I love your story this week Russell! Thanks, Nan 🙂

  2. Nan, my ears are ringing just thinking about what that would have been like. If Colby can get that helmet on the guy’s head and with a swing like that, he should go out for the baseball team (or cricket, depending upon where he is.)


    • Thank you Janet, I think Colby handled it very well indeed. He saved his bicycle and his computers from being stolen and stopped the crook in his tracks! Thanks for reading! Nan 🙂

    • Wouldn’t it be nice – stranger things have happened, about 20 years ago, our dog from the shelter was sitting at the bottom of the steps growling really low and soft – which woke me up. I went to look and there were 2 teenagers trying to steal a sound system from one of my sons who had just bought it from 1 of the teenagers. Opie (named after Ron Howards charachter in The Andy Griffith Show in the 60’s & 70’s. He lived to a ripe old age of 17 and dined every night on treats from Oscar Mayer. He was a good dog!

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