In an effort to protect some persons from
insinuation about the events,
the editor excluded the names of people
who were there,
including instead, people who may have been there.
The chain of events was mostly true,
altered only in terms of month and year, not in lifetime.
There was still a crime, or two
the police did come and make an arrest
while various persons of interest were questioned and released.
Weeks later, after various reports,
both confirmed and unconfirmed,
the case was closed, charges dismissed.
Names were changed to pretend we were innocent