In March, the Podex Exchange was the scene of an attempted robbery that was thwarted due to the bandit’s choice of a popgun as the holdup weapon. A couple months later, Podex was the scene of another bungled burglary. This time, with a different weapon.
Security cameras showed a suspicious character walking up to the back of the building carrying something. An analysis of the recording suggested it was a bazooka. He went over to the rear wall, and pointed the rocket at it. He was preparing to blow a hole into the back.
Then came a voice from behind, “What do you think you’re doing?”
The thief turned, and found himself looking up at a huge dragon, covered in gray scales. Even on all fours, it was over twenty feet high.
The bandit emitted a high-pitched squeak, and swung the bazooka to the dragon, his knees shaking with fear. The dragon tisked, “Oh come on! Do you really think that will hurt me?” The burgular seemed to shake more intensely, closing his eyes, and pulling the trigger ...
And the round fired, hit the dragon’s leg, and harmlessly bounced off the thick scales.
The robber’s eyes widened, and frantically began loading another round. The dragon then grunted, and leaned closer. The bandit then screamed, dropped the bazooka, and ran away into the nearby bushes. The dragon then shook his head, and walked around to the front of the building to conduct some business. It wasn’t after he exchanged some Euros for Lindens that he mentioned the would-be bazooka burglar. But by this time, the culprit had slipped out of sight.
The SLPD investigated, examined the rocket, and concluded it was a freebie weapon, harmless to both human and dragon avatars, “It would have peeved someone off, maybe sting them a little, but not blow them away any distance. Let alone half a sim.” So there was no threat to the continuing service of the exchange. There is currently a warrant out for the culprit for attempted griefing.
The Podex Exchange has a record of being one of the safest Linden exchange services in Second Life, the data processing done outside the exchange, and has a record of thousands of satisfied customers. Transactions can be done at their website, or their location inworld at Moonberry (26, 223, 34).
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