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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Clyde Hides? Sioux Falls Bonnie Goes Solo

I can't believe Perry Groten didn't make more of this story: a blonde walks into the North Kiwanis Casey's Saturday night, pulls out a handgun, gets a fistful of cash from the clerk, and walks—doesn't run, doesn't peel out in a '68 Dodge Charger, just walks away.

And all Perry gets about the suspect: "She's described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, about 130 pounds with shoulder length wavy hair."

As Jemz notes, for a profile-busting case like this, the above is a stunning lack of detail, especially from KELO's most interesting reporter. Yes, I'm a chauvinist pig, but had I been working the cash register at Casey's on a Saturday night in spring, I'd have had her clothes, age, earrings, shade of lipstick, and the sound of her shoes etched firmly in memory... even before she pulled out the gun. If all the clerk got was what Perry gives us, I'm betting the clerk is either in love or in cahoots.

There's a story here... and a rather conspicuous blonde walking around Sioux Falls with a steely look in her eye. I guarantee, if she's not caught by Friday, KSFY puts her on Wheel of Justice... and triples its ratings.

Don't forget: up to $1000 for the tip that catches Sioux Falls Bonnie!


  1. I wanna be a Kiwanis clerk!

  2. I'm guessing you've never worked in retail, Cory. Getting a detailed description of every person that comes through the door is easier said than done. And when you're at gunpoint, the last thing you're going to care about is what color of shirt somebody is wearing or what brand their shoes are.

  3. Indeed, I've never had a gun pointed at me. But a gal did point her blue Chevy Suburban at me once (and push me backwards on my boots ten feet), and I remembered her face and license plate just fine... and she wasn't a 5'9" blonde walking coolly away.

  4. It could be the clerk couldn't be more specific because he didn't have enough blood rushing to the brain... it may have been otherwise in use!


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