Brickhousechick Gets Arrested

{Week Two of Play-at-Home, exercise. Write a newspaper article about a fictional crime you have committed.  At least 500 words, in the third person with two images.}  

My Crime:



A 50-year old woman known to many as Brickhousechick, was arrested for breaking and entering and disorderly conduct at the infamous Boehner‘s Hardware Store, located at -0 Congress Avenue, last evening.

At 11:53 pm, police were called to Boehner’s with a report of a woman seen running around inside the store, pushing a wheelbarrow filled with 50 sledgehammers.  When the police arrived at the scene, Brickhousechick was sitting in the wheelbarrow on top of the sledgehammers, licking them – one by one.

Officer Very Hairy Reid, cautiously approached the woman who then fled and hid behind the toilet plungers, while hugging two sledgehammers she managed to grab from the wheelbarrow. Reid immediately radioed in for back-up.

Brickhousechick, was reported to appear very afraid.  She knew that what she had done was wrong but could not control the urge to lick those hammers, not unlike what she had seen her idol, Myley Wreck Ball do, on TV.

Rookie Officer Cruz soon joined officer Reid at the toilet plunger aisle.  Officer Reid looked at Cruz and asked him what on earth he was holding in his hand besides his handgun.  Cruz smiled broadly and showed Reid his copy of Green Eggs and Ham.  He explained to Reid that reading the book to Brickhousechick would make her happy, therefore encouraging her to surrender.

Reid called Cruz an anarchist but then told him to go ahead and read the book to Brickhousechick. Cruz began reading,  “Do you like hammers and ham?  I do not like them, Cruz I am.  I would not like them in a house, I do not like them with a mouse.  I would not eat them with a fox or in a box, so come the hell out of there lady and give me the damn hammers.”

Feeling a tad intimidated by Cruz and having a sudden urge to drink tea, Brickhousechick gave up one of the hammers.  Officer Reid called her “crazies” and demanded sledgehammer number two.  Brickhousechick then began to undress and stick her tongue out. She asked to speak to her attorney, Robin Thicke, Esq. at once!

She offered the officers a deal.   She would give up the last hammer, if and only if, they provided her with a giant foam finger.

Reid and Cruz were perplexed.  First of all, why would she need a foam finger and secondly, where would they find one at this ungodly hour?  That’s when Cruz remembered the party he had recently attended at Captain Pelosi’s house the previous weekend and said, “Let’s call Captain Pelosi, she has a ton of these in her bedroom”.  Officer Reid blushed but picked up his radio and called the Captain.

Captain Pelosi was busy showing Robin Thicke, Esq. her room, but decided to answer the call.  “I am sending Thicke right over with my biggest foam finger”, said the Captain.

After 6 tense hours of negotiations, the police were able to trade the biggest foam finger they had ever seen in their lives, for the sledgehammer at which point the dangerous criminal, was subdued.

Brickhousechick was soon arraigned at the Supreme Court and bail was set at 800,000 furloughed federal employees, pending her trial.

31 thoughts on “Brickhousechick Gets Arrested

  1. Awesome. Taking a ridiculously frustrating state of events and bringing some much needed levity. Very creative. I can imagine you at the white house gates with a foam finger on one hand and a sledge hammer in the other. lol
    Keep Inspiring


  2. Yeah, that definitely tickled my funny bone. How sad is it that I’m starting to feel sorry for Miley? I heard some sports commentator call her a no-talent a week or two ago and actually wanted to come through the tv at him. All her theatrics aside, she’s got a very powerful, talented voice. Any doubters should do a YouTube search for her remake of Lilac Wine…she does it acoustic and outdoors…and it’s amazing!


  3. You are a criminal for making all of the readers laugh their a***s off and have to pick them up and try to sew them back on, mine included. If I get arrested, can we have adjoining cells?


  4. This is like one of those Law and Order episodes, with the disclaimer at the beginning that it’s only partly based on true events.

    (I still have my copy of the police blotter, and I’m glad you got out.)


    1. If you can get away with not “having” to follow the rules, you will see most important sites. At least the Statue of Liberty is visible from many places in NY. It’s been fun following your journey. 🙂


  5. That was great, Maria! It sounds like you need to head to Washington and straighten out those Bozos. As I’ve said before, I love your sense of humor and you do a great job of expressing it in your writing. When I read your title in my e-mail, I thought…what did she do now. 🙂


    1. I’m having fun with this. When you saw the title you probably were not shocked that I would be arrested, huh? If I’m going to get myself arrested it will be doing something a lot more fun than licking hammers. 🙂


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