Photo by: J Hardy Carroll

After Officer Moynihan started walking his new beat, crime rose for about two weeks. The crooks knew he had a prosthetic leg, and they figured he could never catch anyone.

Unknown to them, Moynihan was a world-class sprinter before his accident. Even with the prosthetic, he still ran faster than most everyone, but that wasn’t the worst of it for the bad guys.

After the third purse-snatcher in a day entered the station, in cuffs with a bootprint upside his head, the truth was revealed.

It’s just that no one expected his artificial leg had a boomerang feature.
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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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45 Responses to Kerpow!

  1. List of X says:

    …but, officer Moynihan’s steady flow of successful arrests dropped to a mere trickle, once the town’s criminal learned that successfully dodging the leg gave them a full minute head start – the time it took Moynihan reattaching the leg and gets back on two feet.
    And they starting to wear bike helmets, just in case.

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  2. Iain Kelly says:

    A new weapon in the fight against crime!

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  3. Jelli says:

    Love it! Oh, man, you’re gonna get me kicked outa the library for laughing too loudly! Ach, I think I just saw him peak around the stacks… DUCK!

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  4. James Pyles says:

    With a title like that, I’d expect it to have a baterang effect. 😀

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  5. Ain’t that a kick in the ass (or head). Great story, Eric. I really got a kick out of it.

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  6. StuHN says:

    Hey, Mate. You think that’s a leg? THIS is a leg!!!

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  7. Now that’s a superhero we need!


  8. Ankur Mithal says:

    Was he trying to “shake a leg” at them crooks?


  9. draliman says:

    Very “Thor”. He should call it “Fjootnir”.


  10. pennygadd51 says:

    Even better than a taser! I liked your take on the prompt, EagleAye!


  11. Sandra says:

    Much more civilised that a taser. Nice one.


  12. Guns, tasers, truncheons and now legerangs! Excellent.

    Click to read my FriFic tale


  13. Liz Young says:

    Great idea, but in this letigious age he’ll be sued for excessive use of force!

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  14. Dale says:

    Ha ha Eric! Good one… nothing better than being underestimated…

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  15. Very imaginative, I like it

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  16. mandibelle16 says:

    Creative telling and love the boomerang feature 🙂


  17. Dahlia says:

    Boomerang leg! Nice 😀

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  18. Dear Eric,

    Officer Moynihan is full of surprises and so are you. Good one!



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  19. jillyfunnell says:

    Officer Moynihan is just the kind of policeman we need. Great take.

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