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Tuesday @ Jerry and Mary's house

By JerryandMary

Filed under: 2002 Chrysler Prowler (The Nugget)

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Our trip to AZ. seemed like it was going smooth until we got on the other side of the Hoover Dam. That is when our nightmare started. We got over the Dam and into that barren area of Arizona just fine. Then the Toyota decided to quit running. No warning no nothing. I did all the normal checks but nothing made any difference.

We could not get a signal on the cell so I told Mary to stay with the car and I would catch a ride to a little gas station that is only about eight miles down the road. When I got there I would call a tow company and come back for her.

I started walking and to be honest had not gone too far when a car with four people in it stopped and offered me a ride. They were kind of ruff looking but they appeared sober so I got into the back seat of the car. As I got in the back seat I noticed an army type shirt on the floor and when my foot moved it just a little I saw it was covering cash in bank rappers. Yes, I was scared. I had hoped they did not notice that I had saw the money but I was not sure whether they noticed or not. I did spot a revolver in the console area of the front seat.

I decided to make small talk for a while and try to figure out how to get out of the car. It was a damn two door and there was no way to jump out. That is when I remembered the old gas station. As causally as possible I mentioned that I had to take a leak and would appreciate it if they could just let me off at the old gas station that was coming up in just a few miles down the road. I new they had not sold gas there for a number of years but when ever Mary and I had passed by they had the garage area open and some cars for sale.

When we got to the station the driver pulled in to the lot. It actually kind of surprised me to be honest. Any way it was very obvious that no one was there and it kind of made my heart sink.

The driver (seemed to go by the name of Merle) said I might as well jump out and take a leak out back as the restroom was likely locked. I got out of the car as casually as I could and told him they might as well go on as I would wait until someone got back and use their phone to call for a tow truck. He got a very irritated look on his face and said they would rather take me farther down the road where they new I could get to a phone. I was scared but managed a half grin and said that would be better. I would be right back as soon as I went to the bathroom.

I walked toward the restroom and tried the door. To my delight it opened and it was not really as dirty, at least it was not abandoned as it was too clean for that. I closed and locked the door. I figured to stay in the bathroom until they left and then get help. After just a couple minutes I heard Merle and the other guy from the front seat banging on the restroom door and telling me to hurry as they wanted to use the restroom and then get down the road. I panicked and started looking for away out. The window was on the same side as the door and I could not use that. I looked up and there in the ceiling was a large square access hole about 2' by 2'. I used the sink to get up into the hole and started crawling into a very large crawl space. That is when I heard a very loud bam and both guys were in the bathroom and one grabbed my leg and was pulling it hard, very hard just like I'm pulling yours.

Happy April Fools Day,

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frank76ta’s Profile Photo
Apr 1, 2008 at 8:26 pm
Alright Jerry I am going to have look hard at your tall storiies now!!!! Good writing man!!
corsa’s Profile Photo
Apr 1, 2008 at 6:39 pm
Geez man, you had me going there!
canadianpontiacguy’s Profile Photo
Apr 1, 2008 at 4:00 pm
Good Story Jerry!
Had me wondering there for a minute!

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