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Momma Momma He Said I Am Lying Streeeech Snaaaap - Submitted by Chuck Lynch - Kernersville, NC See Chuck's listing on polygraphplace.com to inquire about his services

During my 34 years as a polygraph examiner, I had a first on Friday April 8, 2005. As a contractor for a very few small town police departments, I get an occasional call when a polygraph is needed literally yesterday and the State Police have no appointments for two weeks.

A local manufacturing plant was having daily bomb threats and it was becoming disruptive and costly to shut down the assembly line and bring in the fire department to search for a bomb. After 9/11, a bomb threat is taken much more seriously. The local police had a suspect, she was a 20 year old disgruntled employee who was fired for failing her third drug test. I went to the small police department and set up my equipment in an interview room. I was briefed by the Chief Of Police and had my questions ready when the suspect and her mother arrived. Mom set outside in a waiting area while daughter came in for the polygraph examination. I decided to take my old Lafayette Ambassador Gold analog instrument.

I completed my pre-test interview and ran three polygraph charts using a Zone format. I found out one thing, the old Ambassador GSG was really rolling out some ink on those relevant questions. Just as soon as I completed my chart collection, I did not need to numerically score the charts. Deception was very evident and I decided to go for the confession. I walked around in front of the young lady to remove the attachments and she said "did I lie?" I replied "did you lie?" "that is an understatement". With the attachmentents still attached, that young lady bolted from her chair dragging my Ambassador Gold behind her onto the floor for the door of the interview room yelling "Momma, Momma, Momma, he said I was lying"!!. By that time she had stretched my rubber tubbbing to the point they snapped into. I have not used my analog instrument in three years and just a week ago I got it out and did a complete overall of inner rubber tubing new ink bottles and pens.

The analog is my roots and I don't want to lose sight of my polygraph roots. As far as my Lafayette Ambassador Gold is concerned, I went to the local hardware store and bought some rubber tubing and she is back as good as new. There was no inner damage. As for my young examinee, the Police Chief took her and Momma into his office and got the confession I was going to hopefully get. I panic to think what would have happened to my laptop computer if it had hit the floor as hard as that old gold did. I always listen to my gut feelings and my gut feelings a week ago was to get out the analog and use it on my next test. I am so glad I listen to my gut feelings.


Chuck Lynch
Kernersville, NC

Momma Momma He Said I Am Lying Streeeech Snaaaap - Submitted by Chuck Lynch - Kernersville, NC See Chuck's listing on polygraphplace.com to inquire about his services

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