Best Scam Artists

Chad & Dave @ South 183/Riverside

Electro hippies in white van. On 183 last November, they hard shoulder the traffic, weaving, waving, begging attention. Stupidly, we follow them up a side-street and all stop. Hairy Chad does the shouting. Dave says “Yeah,” a lot. “We have speakers we didn’t sell and want to give you for free,” shouts Chad. All they ask is a few dollars for gas. Chad flings open the van like a safe. “Sorry, broke.” Six months later, white van screeches into Walgreen’s parking lot. “We have speakers,” says Chad. “Not interested.”“OK,” says Chad. “Hey man, you don’t happen to have a valium prescription on you?”

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