security officers went up to Hank. Excuse me, sir, but well
have to ask to see your merchandise, an officer said.
me, sir, but I can assure you that I have not stolen a got-dang
thing. I paid for every item in that shopping cart, Hank said,
pointing his finger at the cart. The officers looked over it anyway
to make sure everything was paid for.
the items in your cart are clear, the other officer said, but I
dont know why that alarm went off.
went off when that fat kid walked through, the first officer said.
The Hills and the officers looked at Bobby. Did you steal
Bobby lied. He started sweating. He knew he was in trouble now.
were going to have to check your person to make sure, the other
officer said. He took his scanner and scanned Bobby. Instantly, the
siren emitted. Both officers eyes widened. But their eyes grew
even wider when the scanner went off a second time! Okay, son,
take your shirt off. Bobby was slow and reluctant to do so,
especially with Hank and Peggy watching him. Do you understand
me, boy? Take off your shirt. Bobby still didnt move.