Shot by Mistake by Kathleen Chencharik

by Barb Goffman


From the anthology Deadfall (Level Best Books, 2008)

An elderly woman visits her town police department weekly to report one crime or another, such as the burglar who broke into her apartment and cleaned it instead of stealing things. (The maid.) But this week, the woman is on to an actual crime – not that the police believe her at first.