remember Dragnet? A TV show
back in the 50's...we all loved it. The
following is a spoof of that show that
was seen on Johnny Carson......
This is Jack Webb, he
played Sgt. Joe Friday.
The Copper Clapper Caper
story you are about to see is true .Only the
names have been changed to protect the innocent.
Joe Friday: "This is the city. Los Angeles,
California. I work here... I'm a cop."
"It was Tuesday, February 9. It was raining in
Los Angeles. We were working robbery.
Some people rob for pleasure. Some people rob
because it's there. You never know.
I was working the day watch out of robbery when
I got a call from the Acme School Bell Company."
Victim: "There's been a robbery."
Friday: "Yes sir! What was it?"
Victim: "My clappers!"
Friday: "Your clappers?"
"Yeah, you know those things
inside a bell that makes them clang."
Friday: "The clangers?"
"That's right! We call them
the clappers in the business."
Friday: "A clapper caper."
Victim: "What's that?"
"Nothing sir! Now can I have the facts?
What kinds of clappers were stolen on this clapper caper?"
Victim: "They were copper clappers!"
Friday: "And where were they kept?"
Victim:" In the closet!"
"Uh huh, do you have
any ideas who might have taken your
copper clappers from the closet?"
"Well , I fired a
man and he swore he'd get even!"
Friday: "What was his name?"
Victim: "Claude Cooper!"
Friday: "You think it was him then?"
" That's right! I think Claude Cooper
copped my copper Clapper kept in a closet."
Friday: " You know where this Claude Cooper is from?"
Victim: "Yep! Cleveland."
Friday: "That figures!"
Victim: "What makes it worse is that they were clean!"
"Clean copper clappers? Why do you think
that Claude Cooper would cop your clean
copper clappers kept in your closet?"
Victim: "Only one reason!"
Friday: "What's that?"
Victim: "He's a kleptomaniac."
Friday: "Who first discovered the
copper clappers were copped?"
Victim: "My cleaning woman Clara Clifford!"
Friday: "That figures! Now let me see
if I got the facts straight here?
Cleaning woman Clara Clifford discovered
your clean copper clappers
kept in a closet were copped by Claude Cooper
a kleptomaniac from Cleveland. Now is that about it?"
Victim: "One more thing. If I ever catch kleptomaniac
Claude Cooper from Cleveland who copped my
clean copper clappers from the closet…."
Victim: "I'll clobber him!"
Breaking news....Breaking news....
"We are reporting live from the county jail.
Claude Cooper the kleptomaniac from
Cleveland has been arrested and charged
with the copper clapper caper. He has
been put in a cell."
the criminal from Cleveland,
has been sentenced to six years for
the copper clapper caper.
Remember....crime doesn't pay!
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