The reformed smuggler
The notorious smuggler Willard M. Romney, better known as "Willie The Wisp", was finally caught and sent to prison. When he was released after a year, he changed his behavior radically. The chief guard at the Texas-Mexico border was chatting with a famous detective about it.
"One of Willie's daughters lives in Juarez, and one in San Antonio," he told the detective. "So every other Friday he flies down to Juarez. Then the next Friday he drives up in a black Fiorta convertible en route to San Antonio. He knows we're going to stop him, and unlike the old Willie who would yell and curse and bluster, he pulls over to the side before we can even identify for sure that it's him. He smiles and chats with me, pops the trunk before I can even ask, and always travels light. Since he has two homes, he doesn't need to pack a bag, and the only thing in the car are a jar of pebbles, a jar of sand, and a jar of crushed colored glass. Well, except for the time about six weeks ago when he gave me a gift his daughter in Juarez had made for my daughter's birthday. Pebbles, sand and glass? Not worth anything to anybody, those things."
Had Willie the Wisp truly reformed?