A Canadian woman called police claiming she had been robbed. She made a phone call in front of one of the officers and she spoke in French. On the phone she confessed the robbery was a scam. She didn't think the policeman — who was born in India — would understand. French is one of the seven languages he speaks.
DEBORAH AMOS, host:
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It was a stunning piece of audace. A Canadian woman called the police and claimed she'd been robbed. When they arrived, she made a phone call in front of one of the officers and she spoke in French. On the phone she confessed the robbery was an insurance scam. She didn't think the policeman - who was born in India - would understand. In fact, he speaks seven languages. When the woman hung up, he said merci beaucoup. And he promptly arrested her.
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