Re: RARA-AVIS: verisimilitude

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 04 Apr 2001

On Tue, 3 Apr 2001, Mark Sullivan wrote:

> Is gallows humor at a crime scene real? Do cops really crack irreverent
> jokes over dead bodies?

Yes, they do. A writer friend once told me that a cop had told him how they arrived at a butcher scene. The victim's ear had stuck onto the wall and a cop picked it up and started to laugh. Other cops asked:
"What's so funny?" And he said: "I started to think of Elvis singing
'Walls Have Ears Tonight'."


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