"Arrest me", I begged the lady officer.
"If you can't arrest the thief, arrest me. At least then, the case will come to court."
But the officer appealed to me. "Please Mrs. Carter, I don't want to arrest you. Just be patient and we'll work this out."
And so, drenched in tears and in despair, I left.
And all the most precious belongings of my life were left in the hands of a very smug Dawn McSweeney.
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THE DAWN MCSWEENEY CASE