Amidst the chaos, a man retreated into the crowd in the back and stole a glance at Maximus as he whispered to the person next to him, “What the hell is going on here? Is this a robbery?”
“Shh, keep it down! They might open fire!”
Of course, Maximus was no fool either. He shouted at the retreating crowd in a loud and stern voice, “Keep quiet, all of you!”
He waited until everyone had stopped in their tracks and were looking at him before continuing, “We’re undercover police, and there is a fugitive among you!”
The reason he said that was to reduce the fear and panic in order to gain control over the crowd, and it seemed to work as the people slowly calmed down when they knew they were safe.
“Just arrest the person, then! Jeez, you guys scared the hell out of me! I thought this was a robbery!”
“What? I’ve suffered a huge loss because of this little stunt you pulled! I’m a huge taxpayer, okay? Do you have any idea how much tax I have to pay every year? Which station are you from? I want to file a complaint!”
“Yeah, me too! I worked for the government!”
The crowd went into another uproar and threatened to file complaints when they thought they were policemen.
Maximus fired another round into the air to silence them as he shouted, “Shut up and return to your vehicles! You’ll be allowed to leave once you pass the inspection!”
Naturally, none of them listened to him after knowing that they weren’t in any danger.
As the crowd continued to yell at him in disdain, someone approached him with a taser and threatened him, “Which station are you guys from, huh? You’d better move out of the way if you know what’s good for you! Otherwise, I’ll kick your a*ses and have my dad fire all of you!”
That man was obviously the son of a high-ranking official as he wasn’t afraid of them in the slightest, especially after knowing that they were policemen.
This guy wants to be a hero, huh? Fine, I’ll teach him a lesson for being so arrogant! I might even be able to deter the others from trying anything funny if I make an example out of him!
With that thought in mind, Maximus began walking towards the man with a menacing look on his face.
Being a retired special forces soldier who was an absolute beast on the battlefield, Maximus had an intimidating air about him that struck fear into everyone around him. Despite having a weapon in hand, the man that was threatening Maximus began trembling uncontrollably when he saw him approaching. “D-Don’t come closer! My dad is the Baykeep Deputy Chief of Police! He’ll make your life a living hell if you so much as lay a finger on me!”
Maximus turned around and saw that it was Fabian calling out to him.
“Mr. Norton? What brings you here?” he asked while performing a military salute. Mr. Norton wouldn’t task me with something unless it was incredibly important or urgent, so I can’t believe he actually showed up in person for this!
“Get the cars out of here and leave the rest to them,” Fabian instructed him with a nod, avoiding the question completely.