[Encrypted NetMail – Dated 1 Month Ago]
To: VHardiman@PCPD.xop
From: AGripps@PCPD.xop
Subject: New Cruiser?

Chief Hardiman:

I’d like to put in a formal request for a new police cruiser. I’ve been using the same one for the last three years, and it’s in rough shape. There’s seven bullet holes in the passenger side door, two cracked windows (driver’s side front and rear), the back seats are ripped to pieces (a perp literally ate half of one seat), and the rear prisoner barrier has been coming apart for months.

Apart from that, my Interceptor is having extreme mechanical issues: cranking noise during ignition, brakes are spongy, grinding from driver’s side front wheel, the steering wheel “sticks” on right turns, the hood hatch is loose, left emergency light works intermittently (this has been looked at with no resolution), siren speakers are low (on the occasions when they function at all), and my A/C blows hot air (usually with a repugnant stench).

Arlew Gripps
Special Crimes Unit

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