No corpse, and driver is teed off

June 27, 1996|By Liz Atwood | Liz Atwood,SUN STAFF

Call it the case of the deceased driver -- and the 9-iron, the 3-wood, the putter.

A guest at the Timonium Holiday Inn and workers from the nearby Tristate Electrical Supply Co. alerted Baltimore County police to what appeared to be a body in the back of a white station wagon parked in the first block of W. Aylesbury Road about 9: 30 a.m. yesterday.

Officer David Batton checked it out, and saw a figure wrapped in a Burgundy quilt.

"I rapped on the window, but there was no response," he said.

Soon Batton was joined by another officer and a paramedic. They damaged the door locks in trying -- unsuccessfully -- to open the vehicle.

Then Keith Willig, an employee at the nearby Printing Corp. of America, walked up to the group and asked what they were doing to his station wagon. Batton demanded to know what was under the blanket.

Willig opened the tailgate and pulled back the quilt. Underneath was a bag of golf clubs -- which he planned to use later in the day and had covered to keep from being stolen.

Batton gave Willig the telephone number of the county's claims department to see about getting his car locks repaired.

In the meantime, the unamused owner said, "I'm going to have to crawl through the tailgate to get into the car."

Pub Date: 6/27/96

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