Caught Red Handed
Original Author: Unknown
Effect: A spectator chooses a card from a blue deck and memorizes it. He then places it back into the deck and the deck is shuffled. The performer goes through the deck and explains that the spectator was "caught red handed". The performer comes to a card with a RED back, it is flipped over and it is found to be the spectator's card, with fingerprints all over it!
First, you need to make a trick card by taking a red deck and pulling out a card. Put ink on your fingers and make finger prints on the face side of the card. Find a blue deck with the same back as the red card. Place the red card second from the bottom in the deck. And put the maching blue card on the top. Now you're ready.
Go through the deck making sure not to show the red back and explain that a crime has been commited. Once the audience is satisfied that all the backs are blue, force the top card by having the spectator cut shallow into the deck, flipping it over, placing it back on the deck, then cut further down and flip it, and once again place it back on top. Now have the spectator take the first face down card you come to in the deck.
Once the spectator has the card and memorizes it, have them place it back in the deck. cut it and place the bottom half on the top one.
Go through the deck and explain; "a crime has been commited here, and "say the name of the spectator " you are the commitie. Place the red back card on the table and have the spectator pick it up. Once they see it's their card, they'll be baffled!
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