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    Is it possible for this character's plan to work in this scenario?

    For my story, this character wants to stage a break in, at her house, and have the police investigate it, as part of her plan.

    However, she wants a certain cop particularly, to come to to investigate the break in. This is where I am kind of lost, as I am not sure how she can lure this particular one there. It has to be on a particular night as well, so I am not sure if he is on duty, but I guess it could be a 50 percent change he could be, or close to 50?

    Is their a way she can get a particular cop to check it out. She knows him from before cause he took her statement. She is a witness in a case, and she wants to stage a break in at her house, making it seem like the gang she is testifying against are after her.

    But is their a way to lure the particular cop to the house, and make it appear, like he responding routinely, at least in his mind, as part of her plan?

    Thanks for the advice. I really appreciate it.

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    What is the officers job? Is he a regular officer or a detective? If he is a regular officer then he might come for a 911 call if the woman lives in his patrol area, but anything else involving the woman is not his duty. If he is a detective and the gang case is his, he will come once he is informed of the woman being a victim of the break-in. I'm thinking of this in terms of a large city. If this is in a small town with a police force of 10 then the officer could investigate the break-in. Hope this helps.
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    It's the same story, I just rewrote a lot and changed a lot around and started over.

    Quote Originally Posted by K.S. Crooks View Post
    What is the officers job? Is he a regular officer or a detective? If he is a regular officer then he might come for a 911 call if the woman lives in his patrol area, but anything else involving the woman is not his duty. If he is a detective and the gang case is his, he will come once he is informed of the woman being a victim of the break-in. I'm thinking of this in terms of a large city. If this is in a small town with a police force of 10 then the officer could investigate the break-in. Hope this helps.
    Well I am not sure if he is a regular or a detective yet. He can be either, depending on what serves the story best.

    Earlier in the story, he was working the streets, doing his job, in other duties, and he stumbles across a kidnapping accidentally. He saves the woman, and manages to arrest one of the kidnappers but the rest get away. So she feels the others may be after her, hence why she stages her own break in to attempt to get police protection.

    But would the cop who rescued her come specifically, if her place was broken into, instead of just leaving it up to other guys who are closer and more available? He's not on the case as a detective, he just stumbled upon it and rescued her, weeks before. The kidnapping case, was already handled by other detectives, and he just happened to stumble upon it, while on other duties. So wouldn't the detectives still be the previous ones, or he can he somehow take over for the time being?
    Last edited by ironpony; 04-02-2016 at 06:00 AM.

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    If the cop has a relationship to her like an old flame or a friend of the family then she could just call him or go to him directly.

    And why this sensible idea won't work in 3...2...1...

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    First of all, can you please learn the difference between "there" and "their". Every one of your posts has the wrong one in. It's driving me batty!

    Other than that, I have nothing much to add. I just wanted to vent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbi V View Post
    First of all, can you please learn the difference between "there" and "their". Every one of your posts has the wrong one in. It's driving me batty!

    Other than that, I have nothing much to add. I just wanted to vent!
    I've told him that a couple of times. I think at this point it's a lost cause.

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    It this the old story you were unable to write and gave up on, or a new story you can't figure out how to write?

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