Play Sherlock with Arlington's Real-Life CSI

Is this a covert recruiting drive?

By Bruce Felps
|  Monday, Jul 12, 2010  |  Updated 12:00 PM CDT
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Play Sherlock with Arlington's Real-Life CSI

This photo from CSI, The Experience at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

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Seriously, this sounds like fun.

 

 

The Arlington Police Department wants to find out who among the general populace might be a budding Sherlock Holmes or Horatio Caine — boy, there’s you’re literary spectrum — by conducting a little whodunit test involving a real homicide cracked by Det. Tom Lenoir.
 
Here’s how it works — first, be older than 17 years. This involves graphic material from a bona fide homicide, ya know, pictures of a dead guy and stuff, so kids are not welcome. Second, pay $15 for a single or $20 for a couple to get in to Arlington Musical Hall, Aug. 6, between 6-7 p.m. The show, called “Arlington Confidential,” starts at 7 p.m. Then, get lucky enough to be selected to one of two investigative teams that will pore over clues from a genuine murder case already solved by Lenoir.
 
The sequestered teams get 45 minutes with audio and video re-enactments depicting the real killing. It’s about the same information Lenoir had to work with when he found out it wasn’t the butler, in the library, with a candlestick.
 
Real case photos and forensics evidence add to the clues the teams ponder. Meanwhile, Lenoir presents his case to the audience.
 
Check out the Web site APD set up for the program. It is sheer greatness. While the Stones’ “Gimme Shelter,” or at least a snippet, plays, images of Bonnie and Clyde, Al Capone, Jack the Ripper, O.J. — oh — Starsky and Hutch, and Dirty Harry — with “Well, do ya?” superimposed — flash by.
 
Can I play?
 
Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. What, no “Sympathy for the Devil?”

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