e-t-a-o-n-r-i Spy and the F.B.I.: This is a pretty funny story about a kid, a secret code, and the FBI.
About six weeks later, when I happened to be off on another escapade, my mother was visited by a man who identified himself as an investigator from the F.B.I. […] He reportedly was quite disappointed when he learned that I was only 12 years old.
[he] said “Lady, this case has cost the government thousands of dollars. It has been the top priority in our office for the last six weeks. We traced the glasses to your son from the prescription by examining the files of nearly every optometrist in San Diego.”
Totally sounds like something I would have done when I was a kid.