The Other Room

I’m a deputy sheriff and was parked near a motel, running radar checks, when a man approached my vehicle and asked for help. He complained that the volume on the television in the empty motel room next to his was so loud that he and his wife couldn’t sleep. 

No one was in the motel office. The man’s wife was outside when I reached their door. That’s when I got my idea. I asked her for their remote control, aimed it through the window of the empty room, and turned off the blaring TV.