Deadly flowerpot

Detroit Police Officer Willie Soles was working security that day when the guy with the flowerpot strutted up the stairs and into the main lobby area. It was 12:45 Friday afternoon, one of the hottest summer days that Willie could remember. The guy with the flowerpot was wearing khaki shorts and a white shirt with rings of sweat under his armpits. Willie could see the guy’s eyes, calm, maybe a little tired as he tried to hand over the flowerpot, telling Willie that he’d found it in his mother’s garden. Willie seeing the hand-grenade dug into the dirt.

By Vincent Holland

Inspired by the case of the grenade in the flowerpot –