A very large, old building was being torn down in Chicago to make room for a new skyscraper. Due to its proximity to other buildings it could not be imploded and had to be dismantled floor by floor.
While working on the 49th floor, two construction workers found a skeleton in a small closet behind the elevator shaft. After thinking for a few minutes about what they should do, it was decided that they should probably call the police and report it.
When the police arrived, the men directed them to the closet and showed them the skeleton, fully clothed and standing upright.
“Do you suppose this could be Jimmy Hoffa or somebody else really important,” one of the workers asked.
“We can’t tell right now,” the officers told them. “We’ll do some investigating and get back to you. It could very well be him for all we know.”
Two days went by and the construction workers couldn’t stand the waiting any longer. They had to know who they had found, so they called the police station.
“Hi, we’re the two guys who found the skeleton in the closet of that building and we want to know if it really was Jimmy Hoffa we found.”
“Well,” the cop replied, “it wasn’t Jimmy Hoffa, but it was somebody kind of important.”
“Well, who was it,” they asked excitedly.
“The 1956 Polish National Hide-and-Seek Champion!”