Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 233
The named officer stiffened, then walked to Jesso.
Before he started asking questions, Jesso first pinched hard on his face to make sure he wasn’t wearing a mask.
“Driver’s license file number.”
Jesso asked one last question.
The policeman’s face froze, and he said with a dry smile, “About this… Captain Jesso, I forgot…”
Hearing this, Jesso gave him a cold glance and hummed: “You can’t even remember that. It seems that I am usually too gentle with you guys. If it wasn’t for pulling your face just now, I would have taken you captive, as Phantom Kid!”
After pinching his face, the process is very simple. After all, Phantom Kid will probably not disguise as his true self.
Jesso only asked some very simple questions. Even if some questions were not answered, he did not cause any trouble.
Then the second person to be questioned was the third police officer who didn’t speak much.
Again, the questions were different from the ones asked before.
“Uh, Jay… Captain Jesso, I don’t even remember the driver’s license file number… This thing is almost useless, and no one should remember it.”
Facing the complaints of his subordinates, Jesso remained silent.
Apparently, the last person also did not remember the driver’s license file number.
Fortunately, the three of them have passed the first level of face-pinching, and the questioning was just a complementary process.
At least, that was the three officers’ opinion.
After asking the question, Jesso walked further down the corridor to the next area.
On the other side, Viper walked aimlessly in the museum, her eyes kept wandering around.
“There are indeed a lot of plainclothes police officers lurking here.”
She glanced vaguely at the hand of the third man on her right, and the unnatural calluses on his fingers could not be caused by something other than a long-time grip on a gun.
Around her, there were several such plainclothes police officers.
Especially near the various collections in the museum, there are basically few real visitors.
If Viper approaches with the intention of inspecting, she will likely be caught as a suspect on the spot.
“It seems that I will have a chance to make some extra money only after Phantom Kid shows up.”
“I don’t know if Jackie Chan told George about my idea, I hope Phantom Kid can take the bait.”
Thinking about it, Viper can only temporarily disguise herself as an ordinary visitor.
However, she did not notice that not far behind her, a little girl in an orange hoodie was observing her every move.
There were so many people nearby that even Viper couldn’t notice an inconspicuous child.
“Wow, she’s observing her surroundings, she’s very careful. She indeed has the demeanor of a powerful detective.”
Jade peeped at the Viper with interest.
As everyone knows, the big detective she thought Viper to be is actually a jungle thief.
“Look, she’s thinking, maybe she has found a clue.”
Although the Viper can’t take a close look at the collections in the museum to confirm which one is the most valuable.
But at least she can figure out the route in the museum at this time and design a perfect escape route.
Even if Phantom Kid attracts all of their attention, she can’t guarantee that she will not be affected by the disaster.
In case Kid runs away, only she can satisfy the appetite of the NYPD.
Thinking like this, Viper walked to another place.
Jade quickly chased after her.
On the other side, Mathison came out of the bathroom. Before that, he had been serving as a guard in the east corridor.
Seeing that zero o’clock was approaching, he used the reason to go to the bathroom in exchange for the time to move freely.
“It always feels like something is wrong with George today.”
Mathison touched his chin.
“Under normal circumstances, George should be like he’s fighting on the front line, running up and down, and inspecting the museum strictly, as if he has endless energy to vent.”
“Why is it so quiet today?”
Mathison finally checked his disguise, as well as various identity information of “himself”. After verifying that it was correct, he took a step forward.
He will not leave any flaws for himself.
Suddenly, Mathison’s eyes narrowed, and he turned to look at the corner not far behind.
Soon, the sound of footsteps came over.
The sound came from far and near, only to see several police officers patrolling over, the leader wearing the captain’s uniform.
Mathison straightened his face and walked forward with a natural expression as if the appearance of these people had no effect on him.
“Looking at your apparel, it’s a bit strange, which team do you belong to?”
Jesso looked at Mathison who was approaching in front of him and asked directly.
Acting alone at this point in time is, needless to say, the most suspicious thing to do.
The New York Police Department has seventy-seven precincts in the city, with more than one hundred squad leaders, and of course, there are more than one hundred squads.
Even the general bureau has more than a dozen teams, and there are many people who Jesso doesn’t know.
This kind of suspicion was not worrisome.
On the contrary, as one of the dozen squad leaders, there are very few people who don’t know him.
Mathison was not at all panicked. He had already investigated the police station, and knows about many police officers. Naturally, Jesso, who has always been known for his strictness and seriousness, is within his knowledge zone.
“Reporting to Captain Jesso, I am a member of the seventh team of the General Administration, what happened?”
Mathison asked quietly, showing a bit of nervousness at the right time.
It is impossible for a subordinate to not be nervous at being stopped by the boss for questioning.
“It’s nothing, it’s just a routine check. I want to ask you something now, you can answer as usual.”
Mathison knew about this. Didn’t he just want to use this method to judge whether Kid was mixed in among his own people?
Every time he pretends to be a policeman, this basically has to happen to him at least once. Mathison assumed that Jesso would come up and pinch his face first.
He originally thought that George had improved his methods, but he didn’t expect him to remain this dumb.
Sure enough, Jesso came up and squeezed Mathison’s face before starting the question.
The result, of course, was that it couldn’t be pulled off.
Mathison had long expected this to happen, so he designed some small organs on the face mask.
The mask can only be taken off with a special technique. If it is pulled hard, unless too much strength is used to tear the mask directly, it is impossible to tear off Phantom Kid’s mask.
“Driver’s license file number.”
Every time a question was asked, Mathison looked calm and answered without hesitation.
Guaranteed to be exactly the same as the owner of this identity, without any mistakes.
However, when Mathison finished answering, Jesso suddenly smiled strangely, and suddenly took out handcuffs and put them on Mathison.
“I finally caught you, Phantom Kid!”
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