January 16, 1981

On January 16, 1981, Leon Spinks, former world heavyweight boxing champion was mugged. He told police that he was walking out of a bar in Detroit, Michigan when someone clocked him in the head. He claims that he never saw who or what hit him. He woke up in a motel about 5 miles from the bar with all of his clothes and jewelry missing. They even took his removable front gold teeth. In all, it was about $45,000 in jewelry and money that was stolen. Did the police believe this is what happened? No, they believe that he was either slipped a mickey in the bar and drove to the hotel where he was robbed or he went to the hotel willingly with an agreeable lady, who had men with guns there waiting to rob him. No one believes he was punched in the back of the head, carted to a hotel 5 miles away, and then robbed. If he’d actually been hit in the back of the head while leaving the bar, he’d been robbed there and the police would have found him there. It’s okay to fall for a honey-trap, Leon, just don’t lie about it.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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