PREVIOUSLY: Ambrose Simpson—tired of being cooped-up in his apartment—was enjoying the beautiful day outside.
After giving them a breakfast suggestion, he didn’t pay close attention to the couple walking on the sidewalk across the street.
He should have—each was hiding a submachine gun on their side.
Seconds later he died in a hail of .45 caliber bullets.
By the time the Posse™ responded to the gunfire, the assailants had escaped in a car parked nearby.
“I told him to stay inside!” Mac exclaimed.
“I saw a 1960 Ford Galaxie parked just beyond the entry,” Boomer observed, “and it’s gone now.”
“I’ll notify the police,” AJ said as he went back inside to make the call.
The 911 dispatcher immediately put-out an all-points bulletin giving a description of the getaway-car.
A Minnesota State Trooper saw the white Ford and immediately gave chase and called for assistance.
Twenty-minutes later the car was stopped, and the occupants instructed to get out of the car.
They did—and opened-fire with their submachine guns.
They both died as a result of the withering return fire of the State Troopers surrounding them.
And with their deaths any hope of finding out who hired them died as well.
Season 18—Adventure 2—SEARCH—Episode 7—Scene 1… Inside Big A’s Condo… Allen Stanley Simpson had not yet heard back from his hired guns.
He was livid!
He was livid!
(Of course, GENTLE READER™, that’s not a BIG SURPRISE—right?)
He had no idea they were dead. That being the case—he decided to go into hiding.
The Posse™ was simply too good at what they did.
“What will I do with my remaining associates?” he wondered out loud, “Perhaps the best thing would be to keep them on—save Mr. Smit who has let me down for the last time.”
Mr. Smit was dispatched, permanently—and Simpson and the remaining gang left Apple Valley.
They left no forwarding address.
Episode 7—Scene 2… Inside Boomer’s House… “We have no idea where Big-A is hiding.”
“We have no idea where Big-A is hiding.”
“Or if he was involved in the killing of Ambrose,” Linda agreed.
“I think that’s probably likely,” Joey added, “But—we have no proof.”
“I’ll just bet he’s heading back to Moosehead County,” Debra said, “I could be wrong.”
“I wouldn’t,” Linda said, “That would be unwise—don’t you think?”
“Don’t you have images of South Dakota, Boomer?” Chris asked.
Episode 7—Scene 3… Somewhere in South Dakota… Allen Stanley Simpson and friends were on the run.
Allen Stanley Simpson and friends were on the run.
They’d been driving for hours and hours.
FINALLY—they arrived in Deadwood, South Dakota, “The first thing we do—is get rid of these cars.”
“But Al,” Gang foreman Fred Prokup protested, “No one has seen them.”
“That we know of, Fred,” Simpson replied, “They’re classic cars and we should get some value out of that in trade. What we need is cars that blend-in—not old classics.”
“I can’t argue with that, Al,” He replied, “I’ll get right on it!”
Our story will be Continued…