I admit it! I stole the garden gnome from the yard.
I was walking along the grimy road, when all of the sudden I tripped!
When I got back up, I saw the casualty. I had broken the gnome. If I take it away the murderer will be anonymous I thought. Luckily there were no bystanders around, so I had nothing to worry about. It was very stodgy and heavy but I picked it up and hurtled home.
When I arrived, I decided to bury it. The magnitude of the problem was now gone or so I thought.
GUILTY! Do you have anything to say?
With the utmost respect, I am sorry.
Now I am stuck with this legitimate punishment forever.