How to Get Your Stolen Stuff Back in Philadelphia


Sat, Feb 4th, 2012 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

By Gone Bureau has this great story by American writer and journalist John Davidson about a time when his apartment was robbed. He soon discovered that the easiest way to get all his possessions back was to have one drug dealer lie to another drug dealer while he lied to the police. Great read.

A minute later Billy poked his head through the back door of the apartment where the cops couldn't see him and motioned for me to follow him into the rear hallway. Once outside, he leaned close and whispered: "A guy is on his way here with all your stuff but you gotta get those cops out of here right now. Like, right now. He'll be here in five minutes but if he sees cop cars out front he ain't comin' in. That's the deal. Cops stay out of it, you get your stuff back, and that's it. You cool with that?" I was cool with that.



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