‘All right, all right!’ the man yelled, throwing down his weapon. ‘I give up, cop! I confess: I took the bitcoins.’
‘Why’d you do it?’ I asked, as I slapped a pair of Oikos™ Greek Yogurt Presents Handcuffs® on the guy.
‘Because I was afraid.’
‘Afraid of an economic future free from the pernicious meddling of central bankers,’ he said. ‘I’m a central banker.’
I wanted to coldcock the guy. Years ago, a central banker killed my partner. Instead, I shook my head.
‘Let this be a message to all your central-banker friends out on the street,’ I said. ‘No matter how many bitcoins you steal, you’ll never take away the dream of an open society based on the principles of personal and economic freedom.’
He nodded, because he knew I was right. Then he swiped his credit card to pay me for arresting him.”