It was the hottest day of summer. Neon Cop was at the beach. He was on duty, patrolling it. He was very hot and wanted something that would cool him down.
“I need an ice-cream cone,” said Neon Cop to himself.
Neon Cop walked over to the ice-cream truck and was surprised to see that it was closed.
“That is strange,” Neon Cop thought. “The ice-cream truck is always packed. I don’t understand why it is closed.”
Neon Cop just happened to spot the owner of the ice-cream truck walking toward the exit of the beach.
“Mr. George,” Neon Cop called out, as he ran after him. “Wait up. It’s me, Neon Cop. I want to ask you a few questions.”
“I am so glad to see you,” said Mr. George. “The men in that field over there stole my ice-cream.”
Neon Cop saw Mr. George pointing to three men standing beside a pickup truck that was still running. They were close to the exit gate.
“Is that their truck?” asked Neon Cop, pointing to the pickup truck beside the men.
“Yes,” said Mr. George. “It is.”
“You stay here,” said Neon Cop. “I will get your ice-cream back.”
Neon Cop went around to the back of the pickup truck. He saw the three men. They were still standing in the field. They appeared to be arguing.
Neon Cop saw a large cooler in the back of the truck.
He knew he could never carry the cooler on his own and he knew he wouldn’t be able to wait for backup so he did what he had to do.
“Someone is stealing my truck,” one of the men screamed, as they watched Neon Cop drive the truck over to the ice cream truck.
“That is the Neon Cop,” said one of the other men. “I think we are busted.”
Neon Cop pointed to the cooler in the back of the truck.
“I am sure you will find your ice-cream in this cooler,” he told Mr. George, as he got out of the truck.
“I called 911 for backup for you,” said Mr. George, unloading the ice-cream that was in the cooler.
Neon Cop thanked Mr. George and took off running after the thieves. Just as the thieves reached the next street, Neon Cop saw his backup had arrived. They were able to capture them.
“Here is a free ice-cream cone for you,” said Mr. George, when Neon Cop came back to the beach.
“Thank you so much,” said Neon Cop.
“No thank you very much,” said Mr. George.
“I appreciate your quick thinking and I am grateful to open shop again on such a hot day.”
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