The above photo shows a suspicious character found loitering on a shoreline park bench by Alameda police officers. The suspect was uncooperative, refusing to answer questions, and had to be removed by force. Police at first believed that the suspect might have been fishing without a license, but the fish in evidence later proved to be merely cottony fluff wrapped in shiny acrylic. At least, the Alameda Daily Noose and I assume this is what happened after we placed the call to police about the suspicious character. We weren't about to risk our lives by hanging around to find out.