Post by drystyx on Feb 10, 2018 17:17:55 GMT
The Alou quintuplets all look exactly alike, and one of them is a MURDERER.
All play for the New York Yankees. All are considered to be close to stars.
Adolph, the first to come out of the womb, plays first base. He hits forty home runs a year. BA close to .270
Benito, the second out of the womb, plays second base. He hits forty doubles a year and twenty homers a year. BA close to .285
Che, third out of the womb, plays third base. He fields like Brooks Robinson, robbing players of doubles down the line, and hits thirty doubles a year and twenty homers a year. BA close to .265
Dominic, fourth out of the womb, plays shortstop. He has six gold glove awards, steals 40 bases a year, gets 30 doubles and 10 triples a year, and hits .300.
Emilio, fifth out of the womb, pitches. He starts in a five man rotation, and in just 32 games a year, always wins at least 18 games, with a lifetime ERA of 2.70.
The five share an entire floor of a swanky condo, with extreme security, just a mile from Yankee Stadium. It's actually faster to walk there than take any other means of locomotion, and of the five, base stealing Dominic can run the mile in exactly five minutes, but it takes the others six minutes at best.
Their baby brother, Fabio, who slept with each of their wives/girlfriends, and bragged about it, is found dead in their condo on Saturday June 30, 2018. Columbo is called to the scene. The security cameras show that Fabio was murdered, a baseball stuffed down his throat, and clearly the camera shows it was one of the five brothers. However, the brother who did the act was wearing an outfit that each of them shared, and the camera shows that the brother bloodied all the outfits of the other brothers to make it confusing.
The cameras show him taking all the outfits out in a hamper. Outside of camera range, is a maid who washes their clothes. Columbo questions her, and discovers that the brother who took in the hamper had changed into uniform, but wore a vest over it to cover his number, so she doesn't know which one it was.
Columbo finds they were all in a ball game against the Minnesota Twins that day, and the clock on the security camera shows that the crime took place during the eleventh inning, the last inning of the game. This was taking into account the time zone difference, and there was no change for daylight savings or any other changes. The act was committed at exactly the time when Emilio was in a conference with his catcher and the first baseman and third baseman. It was 5:06 p.m. EST. The top of the inning began at 4:35 p.m. and ended at 4:50 p.m.
Columbo has an athletic policeman race to and from the maid's quarters and the murder site, with a loaded hamper. It takes the man 7 minutes at best.
There are no fingerprints on the ball or anywhere else that would convict the murderer.
Columbo looks over the game statistics and has the quintet sit before him.
Adolph had his movements accounted for in the eleventh inning when the Yankees were at the plate, hitting two grand slams in one inning to lead them to a 13-2 final score. However, when the Yankees took the field, he was replaced by a better fielder, and so was not seen after he last touched home plate and got an ovation at 4:43 p.m.
Benito was also replaced in the eleventh inning, by a superior fielder. He was last seen striking out at 4.41 p.m., throwing his bat and disappearing into the dugout.
Che didn't play that game, and watched it in the Yankee Stadium clubhouse. However, security at Yankee Stadium mean that people have to sign in and out during home games there. And no one's name was on the sign out sheet for that Saturday. The security is beyond reproach, with three men verifying every entry.
Dominic was injured in the ninth inning, at 3:58 p.m.. He first limped around the dugout, was seen walking normal on camera at 4:19 p.m., and wasn't seen again until 5:49 p.m., at the victory celebration. He claims he was in the showers and then the bar, but no one can verify it.
Emilio was clearly seen on the mound at 5:06.
The other detectives want to make inquiries, but Columbo is ready to make an arrest. He knows who the killer is. Who does he arrest?