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AUDIO: 'Sunday Thriller'

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on "All Things New Orleans" and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

This story was told on June 18, 2015 at Wonderland Studios and later produced by Natalie Yahr. This event was in partnership with Live Law, a national storytelling podcast that’s part of the Infinite Guest Network from American Public Media. Here, storyteller Eritria Pitts tells of when her fascination with crime stories got a little too real.