Chapter 1370: Chapter 1370 – Public Security Penalty
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Tucson’s experienced alcoholics fled as the riot police moved in.
The ones who ran to the door were promptly arrested by the police. Some people jumped out of the window. It was the second floor, so they threw themselves into a net like fish, as the police had set up a line of defense outside. There was also someone who tried to escape through the bathroom on the ground floor.
Li Du chose to squat down, ducking his head and waiting for the police to sort out the mess.
The melee was so widespread that it was a serious security issue to deal with.
More than a dozen girls gathered around Li Du like bees around a honeypot.
“Wow, handsome boy, you were so fierce!”
“Come with me tonight. My big bed is soft and bouncy!”
“I’m in love with you. My name is Eliza. What is yours?”
The police officers were not very discerning, and as one of the first people they noticed was Li Du surrounded by a bunch of scantily clad girls, he was the first to be arrested.
Like sardines, Li Du, Black Mustang and some others were crammed into a police car.
Black Mustang was beaten badly, and it was difficult for Li Du to recognize him. He looked like an eggplant with his whole face purple and swollen. The bruises showed even through his dark skin.
“Tough luck, huh?” Li Du said sympathetically.
Black Mustang spluttered. “F**k them all! I was outnumbered five or six to one! Bad luck, I would say!”
Someone next to him said, “Pfft, Big Li was outnumbered five to one too, but he beat all of them!”
“Five, you say? More like fifteen or sixteen! Big Li is truly fierce!”
Li Du looked around and said, “Who are you? Dickens? Damn, why are you in this mess? Who fattened up your lip?”
“Big Li, you don’t look good either. Damn, this hurts like hell,” Dickens rooted in his pocket and pulled out his phone. “See for yourself.”
“What would I see? The phone is broken,” said Li Du with a glance.
The atmosphere in the car was not bad, and bickering helped them take their mind off things.
A policeman patted the barbed wire window and said with a cold face, “Shut up and save your talking to the police station!”
Several police cars were packed to the brim, and this time the crowd was so dense that the police cars could not fit in. Some cars formed a long motorcade to the police station.
At midnight, the police station was bustling with people, all lining up to give their statement.
It was different from how things were shown on TV. The record was not taken by the police, but instead, each detained person was given a piece of paper and was asked to fill in the blanks according to the format.
“I can’t read,” Black Mustang looked at the police officer innocently.
“Then let your lawyer fill it for you,” said the policeman savagely.
The door of the interrogation room was pushed open, and a sheriff came in to have a look. Then he saw Li Du, pointed at him with a shaky finger and said, “Watch him carefully, ask him if he has any special forces or professional combat experience.”
“Why, what did he do?” asked the policeman.
“He’s flattened at least ten men. This bastard is a fighting robot! Better than Sun Wukong, better than Baikita!” said the sheriff with emphasis.
Li Du said, “I wasn’t fighting, it was self-defense. Didn’t you see the video? If you did, you should know that they were going to hit me and I had to defend myself.”
Perhaps because his combat effectiveness was extraordinary, the sheriff’s attitude towards him was at least respectful. He said, “We’ll sort this out during our investigation, depending on how the incident unfolded.”
After the police officers left, Ollie said sadly, “I’m afraid we’ll have to stay here for a few days. What bad luck!”
“Yes, damn Tucson for being soft, and f**k them for reporting to the police!”
There were some Tucson people in the room, and it almost came to another clash.
Fortunately, Li Du, Godzilla, and the others stood up, and the angry Tucson people found themselves obviously outnumbered. Li Du and the others had extraordinary combat experts among them, so the Tucson guys could only grit their teeth and seethe in silence.
Li Du paid no attention to the Tucson men, knowing they wouldn’t dare to make chaos at the police station. He looked at Ollie and asked, “We have to be here for a few days?”
Ollie nodded listlessly. “This group fight was so massive, it will probably take them some time to sort out this matter.”
Li Du was worried. “What about our warehouse?”
He still had a tank waiting for him in his warehouse!
Black Mustang and the others were in a daze too. “Yes, what about our warehouses? The auction’s results will come out within 24 hours. We have to get the documents.”
Li Du was depressed. “Damn, so all of you forgot this until now? Why couldn’t you at least wait until the paperwork was sorted before heading to a club and getting caught up in a massive fight?”
Black Mustang said helplessly, “Who would remember this after a few drinks?”
Li Du quickly called his lawyer again. “Neuberger, I’m being held by the police in Tucson. Come here quickly and get me out. Nothing big. Bail me if you can. As soon as possible!”
Neuberger, a competent lawyer, asked, “What happened? Boss, you have a good relationship with the authorities, don’t you? I’m not going to be a lawyer for a criminal group, am I?”
“I was in a club in Tucson and was attacked by some locals. Then I fought back and was arrested.”
Neuberger asked, “Is that all? Was there nothing else?”
Li Du said, “Yes, it was all just self-defense.”
Neuberger said, “Don’t worry then. I’ll call my friends in Tucson and ask them to pick you up first thing.”
After a while, the phone rang and Neuberger shouted, “Boss, you have to be honest with me. What happened? I hear there were over a hundred people involved. Was it some kind of riot?”
The skirmish was so big that the next day the local media in Tucson reported it, so even with the help of a good lawyer, Li Du couldn’t leave.
They were being held in temporary custody, not to prosecute or convict, but to continue cooperating with the police investigation.
The warehousing company sent a short message saying that Li Du won the bid for two warehouses. He needed to take care of the ownership transfer within 24 hours of receiving the information.
Li Du could not go himself, so he had to entrust a lawyer to handle the payment and reception of the warehouse. Fortunately, a private lawyer was authorized to do these things.
After another day at the police station, the officer opened the door and invited them out, saying, “Under Tucson’s law of peace, you can either be prosecuted or opt for public security penalty. The choice is yours.”
Li Du sighed and said, “I choose public security penalty. I don’t want to stay here any longer.”
“Come with me, then,” the officer smiled very maliciously.