The epic manhunt continues for the New Year’s criminals and several agencies are working overtime to hunt for at least eight individuals.
“We believe they split up to confuse us,” said the Helvellyn’s Chief of Police in a press conference. “But we will not be confused. We are on a path and will not leave it.”
Several reporters snickered at the Chief, who seems to be single-mindedly pursuing the belief that the suspects escaped using a third boat. He has even gone so far as to ask for help from the Coastal Patrol, who left their usual drinking establishments to “skim the water.”
“We can stomp in water or sky,” hiccuped one CP pilot, “we’ll nab those pesky Claw runaways!”
Corrected that there was no connection to the Claw, the pilot retorted, “there is now!”
Details have been slow in coming from the heist and escape, though already each agency seems to have a different story, as I learned when I took part in a in-the-sky ridealong with the Sheriff’s Department.
“Some of them took the road, and others the subway,” said the Sheriff’s Department pilot on the headset, “but we’ll catch them. You can’t rob the Bank of Waterbank and get away with it.”
“The bank was Riverbank.”
“Yeah, what I said. Wait – Riverbank? Is that a bank?”
“Yes, in Helvellyn.”
“Helvellyn? What happened to the Bank of Waterbank? Nevermind – we’ll check the riverbank.”
A view from the Sheriff’s Department copter (pun intentional) looking away from the last place the suspects were seen.