NOTE: This posting is for the benefit of the FBI, CIA, Ventura Police Department, Ventura County Sheriffs Department, et al.
To whom it may concern: I am planning on knocking over seven jewelry stores located in the Pacific View Mall in Ventura, CA.
BUT PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM DOING THIS IN FICTION ONLY.
So, if any of the agencies listed above, et al (which roughly means “and others”) come across my browsing history and see that I am doing research on fast-acting knock out gas, easily applied small explosive devices, rappelling gear, small arms, the make and model of the Ventura County Sheriff’s helicopter, plus other such things, remember that I AM A WRITER AND I AM ONLY DOING THIS FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THINGS SUCH AS THIS!
The plan, so far, is for the five Karatzis brothers and two accomplices (one who can fly a helicopter) to rob seven jewelry stores located in the center of the mall. What’s more, they will pull of the heist in about 20 minutes using the ordinance and equipment listed above (and maybe some more). The working title of the story is The Seven Karats.
While the mall in the title does exist and is located in Ventura, my story will reshape it some and probably make it even more secure than it is now but none of the mall’s existing security measures will be referenced in this story because I don’t know what any of them are and I am not going to ask.
Heck, I am making this up as I go along so bear with me.
Anyway, I get enough grief from editors, so I wanted to post this note to try to avoid grief from all authorities, local and otherwise.
Who said that a writer’s life is without danger???