Mystery and Crime Script posted December 26, 2017 Chapters:  ...6 7 -8- 


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Anna flees from her attacker.

A chapter in the book Lipstick Murders

Anna's Escape

by Mistydawn


The author has placed a warning on this post for violence.

INT.  1040 WILLIAMS DRIVE SUMMIT NEW JERSEY - MID-AFTERNOON  

ANNA
Go ahead and go to the cops. When they arrest me I'll tell them you killed your wife and her lover.

MIKE
I'll just say that you did it and that you're trying to put the blame on me. You, being a fugitive and me a decorated cop, who do you think they'll believe?

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INT. ANNA'S APARTMENT SUMMIT NEW JERSEY - MID AFTERNOON.
The officers are searching the apartment.

LEO (Black hair, brown eyes, late 30's)
I think you need to see this, Detective.

JEFF
Where's Mike?

Jeff glances around.

LEO
He left for lunch and never returned.

JEFF
Did you call him?

LEO
His phone goes straight to voicemail.

JEFF
That's not like him.

LEO
That's what I thought too.

JEFF
What did you want to show me?

Kevin joins them.
Jeff holds up a wig and a black mask.


JEFF
That's the right hair, but the wrong mask.

LEO
The fingerprints in the apartment come back to an Anna Campbell.

KEVIN
Isn't she assumed dead?

JEFF
Maybe she really did kill Brad, like the mistress claimed.

KEVIN
That would explain a lot. We better call the sergeant and tell her what's going on.

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MIKE'S HOUSE WILLIAMS STREET - MID-AFTERNOON.
Anna is lying naked on the floor, trying to catch her breath. Mike is beside her a smile on his face.

ANNA
Are you happy now?

MIKE
There's plenty more where that came from, doll face.

Rolling towards her, he moves his hand down her body.

ANNA
I think we should get out of here.

Anna points to the other room.

MIKE
You're right, let's take it to the shower.

Getting to his feet he scoops her into his arms.
Anna yelps.


MIKE
(Smiling)
You're in for one heck of a treat, now.

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INT. ANNA'S APARTMENT - EARLY EVENING.
The forensic team is packing up their equipment.

LEO
We've done all we can, Detectives.

Jeff glances around the room.

JEFF
Mike still hasn't returned?

LEO
No, and his phone still goes to voicemail.

JEFF
I think I'll swing by his house, see if he's ok.

LEO
Let me know what you find out.

JEFF
I will.

Kevin walks towards them.

KEVIN
That was the captain, there's been another murder over on Tanglewood Drive.

LEO
I guess you're stuck with me a little longer.

JEFF
I don't mind.

Leo gets a shocked look on his face. Jeff laughs.

JEFF
You're like an ugly mutt, you grow on a person after awhile.

LEO
(Confused.)
Thanks, I think?

Laughing, Jeff walks away. Kevin walks beside him.

JEFF
I love messing with the newbies.

KEVIN
No wonder they think you're such a hard ass.

JEFF
Me, a hard ass? who said that?

KEVIN
Just about everyone on the team.

He waves his hand across the room.

JEFF
You don't think that, do you?

Shrugging, Kevin walks through the door.

JEFF
What's that supposed to mean? Hey Kev, wait up.

KEVIN
(Mumbles.)
Two can play your game.

Smiling, Kevin continues to the car.

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MIKE'S HOUSE WILLIAMS STREET LATE-AFTERNOON.
The bathroom is steamy. Mike and Anna dry themselves off.

MIKE
I bet you've never had anything like that before, right, doll face?

Reaching over he pinches her butt.

ANNA
We need to get out of here before we get caught.

MIKE
Who's going to catch us, the husband, oh wait, that's me.

Mike chuckles.

ANNA
I'm being serious, Mike.

MIKE
I am too, I'm seriously in love with your body.

He starts fondling her breasts. She pushes his hand away.

ANNA
Someone might see your car.

MIKE
It's Lisa's car, not mine. My clunker is in the shop.

He starts groping her.

ANNA
Your wife lying dead in the other room is really grossing me out.

MIKE
We'll take the party downstairs.

Picking her up, he carries her through the door.

ANNA
No, stop, we have to get out of here.

She grabs a hold of the door jam, he pushes them through.

MIKE
Don't you understand what you've done, Anna?

ANNA
I helped you kill your wife and her lover but...

MIKE
You've done a lot more than that. You've given me a purpose, a reason to live again.

ANNA
We'll be living in prison if we don't get out of here.

MIKE
I feel like a horny teenager, love-struck over his girl.

ANNA
Well, you're not a teenager, and I'm not your girl.

He tosses her on the floor.

MIKE
It's best if you remember who's calling the shots around here.

Raising his hand, he punches her in the face.

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INT. TANGLEWOOD DRIVE SUMMIT NEW JERSEY - EARLY -EVENING.
Jeff and Kevin pull up to see their team talking on the corner of the lawn.

KEVIN
They can't be done already, can they?

JEFF
I'm not sure.

Climbing out of the car, the detectives walk over to the group.

JEFF
What's going on, guys?

KURT
We're done, Sir.

JEFF
How could you possibly be done?

KURT
It's an easy case. The husband walks in and finds his wife in bed with another man. He shoots them both and then kills himself.

KEVIN
The evidence collaborates your theory?

KURT
Right down to the spent shells and the gunpowder residue on the husband's hand.

JEFF
(Snobbish)
I'd like to see this open and shut case for myself if you don't mind.

Jeff storms across the lawn.

KEVIN
(Whispers)
He's a hard ass you know.

The group nods their head in agreement. Keven runs across the lawn.

KEVIN
Hey, Jeff, wait up.

Stopping, Jeff spins back around.

KEVIN
Don't you think you were being a little rough back there?

JEFF
I don't like them thinking they can do my job.

KEVIN
Alight, alright, chill.

Getting into Kevin's face, Jeff pokes his partner's chest.

JEFF
Don't ever tell me to chill, got that?

Throwing his hands in the air, Kevin backs away.

KEVIN
Ok, ok, I'm sorry.

JEFF
I've worked in this department for a long ass time and I'll be damned if some snotty-nosed teen tries to do my job, or some rookie tells me to chill.

Turning back around, Jeff storms into the house. Kevin runs to catch up.
Jeff checks the door jam.

JEFF
There's no sign of forced entry or a struggle.

He follows the string of clothes to the bedroom.

KEVIN
(Chuckling)
Someone was sure in a hurry.

Jeff turns towards Kevin a stern look on his face. Kevin backs away. Turning around, Jeff walks to the bedroom. Kevin hesitantly follows.

JEFF
Let's say he comes in sees his wife and this guy doing it. He pulls out his gun and shoots.

Jeff is going through the motions as he replays the scene.

JEFF
Hearing gunfire, she looks up and sees her husband standing over them with a gun.

KEVIN
Yeah?

JEFF
Wouldn't she try and get away?

KEVIN
Maybe she couldn't.

JEFF
Look how his body is laying half off her. Her legs are almost closed and her arms are positioned oddly at her side.

KEVIN
It looks like it's been staged.

JEFF
Exactly, let's get forensics back in here and take a second look.

KEVIN
I'll let them know.

Leo walks towards them.

LEO
Since you don't need another body standing around, I'm going to check on Mike, If that's ok with you, Sir?

JEFF
Let me know what you find out.

LEO
I will.
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SUMMIT POLICE STATION- EARLY EVENING
Elizabeth is working at her desk, trying to figure out the next possible victim. Commotion continues all around her. The captain walks over to her desk.

JACK
Did you find anything, Sergeant?

Elizabeth looks up.

ELIZABETH
According to the town gossip, everyone that Brad has ever slept with is dead.

JACK
Maybe they'll find something in her apartment.

ELIZABETH
I hope so. I've alerted all public transportation to be on the lookout for Anna with and without her mask and I have an APB on her car. Do you think we should set up roadblocks in case she tries to flee?

JACK
I've already taken care of it.

Elizabeth reaches for the phone.

ELIZABETH
(Filtered.)
Sergeant Bower. Have Marty and Joe sit on the car until I get there.

Hanging up, she glances at the captain.

ELIZABETH
That was dispatch, a couple of unis spotted Anna's car on Tanglewood Drive.

JACK
I'll call the detectives, let them know she's still in the area.

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INT. MIKE'S HOUSE, WILLIAMS STREET - EARLY EVENING.
Anna is lying naked on the dining room table, tears rolling down her cheeks. Her body is swollen and bruised from where he beat her. Mike is enjoying himself, oblivious to her lack of interaction.

POUNDING ON THE FRONT DOOR.

ANNA
I think someone's here.

MIKE
(Whispers)
If we ignore them they'll go away.

POUNDING AGAIN.

ANNA
I don't think so.

LEO
(OS)
Mike, it's me, Leo, let me in.

He bangs on the door again. Anna looks out the window.

ANNA
(Panicked)
The cops are here.

MIKE
It's just my buddy Leo, it'll be alright.

LEO
Open this door or I'm busting it down.

ANNA
What are we going to do?

MIKE
I'll take care of it.

Scooping the tablecloth off the floor he drapes it around his middle. Grabbing his handcuffs, he secures her wrist to the furniture leg.

MIKE
You'll keep quiet if you know whats good for you.

He walks towards the door.

MIKE
(OS)
Hey, Leo buddy, whatcha doing here?

LEO
I came to check on you.

He glances down at the tablecloth.

LEO
(Smirking)
I see that you're alright.

MIKE
I'm sorry I didn't tell anyone where I was going, but my wife is ovulating so I had to rush right home. You know, hit the baby factory when it's open for business.

He winks

LEO
I didn't know you and the Mrs. are trying to get pregnant.

MIKE
We've been trying for over a year.

Anna is shivering on top of the table. Glancing up she sees Mike's phone lying on the floor. Climbing off the table she slides the restraint down the leg. Lifting it up with her free hand she slides the restain between the furniture and the floor. Grabbing the phone and her clothes, she runs out the back door. When she's a safe distance from the house she dials 911.

ANNA
(Panicked, filtered.)
I just heard a lady screaming for help at 1040 Williams Drive. Yes, that's right.

Anna screams.

ANNA
Oh my god no, stop, don't hurt her, please don't hurt her.

Anna pretends to cry.

Anna
(Filtered)
He hit her over the head when she tried to escape. Tell them to hurry.

Smiling, she hangs up the phone.

Anna
No one treats me like that and gets away with it, not anymore. 

Walking over she drops the phone in the lake.

ANNA
New town, new victims.

She laughs like she's lost her mind.

 

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