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We interrupt this article to bring you a breaking news story. Rampage, beloved Rams mascot has been kidnapped. Details as we get them.
Turf Show Times reporter, Brandon Bates, is on the scene... "What can you tell us, Brandon?"
Brandon; "Well, it appears to be even worse than we thought, Charles. Now there are two other victims, Fredbird and Louie have joined Rampage as hostages. The mayors office is expected to hold a press confer...hang on...
Brandon; "So there you have it. Confirmation from the mayor that Rampage, Louie and Fredbird have been kidnapped. Who is behind this and why remains a mystery as we watch and wait."
"Brandon, who is...are you there? Brandon? Sorry folks, we are having some trouble with our satellite link. Ah! There you are. Brandon, what can you tell us about Officer Jalisha?"
[ten second pause]
Brandon; "Well, Charles we know that she was only recently hired by St. Louis County Police Department. Despite mere hours on the job, she has been very impressive. The word is she could have this wrapped up later today"
"Thank you Brandon. We'll check back in on Brandon and the missing mascots as things develop. Day One, a City in Crisis."
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More Breaking News! A City in Crisis!
"Brandon, what do you have for us?
Brandon: "What a day Charles, and what a turn of events. Officer Jalisha has single-handedly tracked, disarmed and arrested the perpetrator of this heinous crime. Everything happened so quickly, we are only just now able to get you some details We have some pictures of the final standoff..."
Have they released the name of the suspect yet, Brandon?
[ten second pause]
Brandon; "[inaudible]... only as Rally Squirrel, he appears to be the mastermind of this crime and the only person of interest, according to Officer Jalisha. Rally Squirrel is assumed to be an alias. What his intentions were, remain unknown."
And how are the now released hostages doing?
Brandon; "They are fine and very thankful, as you would imagine, Charles. Each of them has expressed his gratitude to Officer Jalisha for her courage and dedication. If not for her, this could have ended very differently, indeed."
"Indeed. Thank you Brandon, and thank you Officer Jalisha..."
From TST studios - good night.