Suspected Murderers Couldn't Pass as IBOs
CNN.com - Cabbie: Couple's story didn't 'wash' - Aug 11, 2005
lawDawg reported on The Baboon Brief board:
Two fugitives suspected of having murdered a Tennessee prison guard in a courtroom escape couldn't convince their cabby they were headed to an Amway convention. What was the tell-tale clue that gave them away? Did the cabby know it's called "Quixtar" now? Nope:If you see it on CNN, The reporters and camera men where hysterical laughing in the background.
"The cover story they gave me didn't really seem to wash too much," Wagers said. "I could kinda see through that. But I had no indication that these guys were really dangerous or they were on the run."
Wagers said he had doubts about the Hyattes' story because they "just didn't fit the type."
He said his suspicions weren't aroused by anything the couple said, except that they didn't try to aggressively recruit him after telling him they were Amway salespeople.
"You know, Amway people are all about Amway, and when they didn't -- when they didn't try any conversation further about it, that's when I pretty much thought, well, they're not with Amway," Wagers said.
During the ride, he said, he and his passengers "chitchatted about nonsensical things" and they told him they were from Virginia. They also explained that they were taking a cab to Columbus for an Amway conference because they had been involved in a car accident the day before.
"They didn't strike me as the Amway type because to be honest they weren't very pushy about their product and I've dealt with them before so -- that was my only real suspicion," Wagers said.
What a hoot!
A proud moment for Dick DeVos, Michigan's next Republican candidate for governor, and AmQuix IBO's everywhere.