In a summer morning in Las Vegas, a gem shop named Dan’s Gems was about to open for another day of selling gems. This morning was a normal day for many people, but for Dan and his employees today was a special day for them. Today was the day that their most important gem arrived, the diamond. Then the delivery truck came in, which was holding the diamond that everyone couldn’t wait to see and put it up for display. When the truck’s back door opened, there was the diamond in a glass case. Dan and two other employees help bring down the glass case with the diamond inside, and put the glass case on the pedestal. The pickup truck went out of the driveway and headed down the road. Then Dan and his employees went back inside for another full day of work. Later, when the day was over, Dan’s employees got into their cars and drove home. Dan went to the shop’s door and turned off the sign that said open and closed the door, and locked it, and then he got into his car and went home. The next day, when Dan got to his shop and unlocked the door and went inside, he couldn’t believe his eyes. The diamond was gone, and the glass case was broken into pieces, and the only thing left was a hammer and a note. The note said, “I had my eyes on the prize for a long time, I waited and waited until the diamond came and then I knew I had to make a move. -WM.” Dan was so furious at this that he ripped the note into 10 parts, then he called the cops and told them what happened and told them about the note.
“Hmm, this note is weird, was there anyone in the building when you left the shop?” One of the cops asked.
“There was no one in the building when I was closing the shop, they had to be outside and get inside somehow,” Dan said.
“Are we allowed to have a look around?” The other cop asked.
“Yes have a look around, you can tell me if anything is suspicious,” Dan replied. And so the police went inside the shop and looked around, and the time when the cops entered, Dan’s employees started to arrive.
“Why are the cops here, and why isn’t the shop opened?” One of Dan’s employees asked.
“Because the diamond from yesterday was stolen and we are trying to find out who stole it,” Dan replied. Everyone gasped and one of Dan’s employees put their hands in their pockets.
“So if the shops closed today, then are we allowed to go home?” He asked.
“Yes but if the crime is not solved tomorrow then I will have everyone come and help search,” Dan replied. And so the rest of the employees left the scene and went home.
The next morning, the cops were back and they had some news.
“We haven’t found the diamond but we found out who might be the thief, the thief might be a worker at this shop,” The cop told everyone. “We are going to interview everyone that works here and see if we can find the thief.”
One of the cops called people one by one into the room with Dan, while the other cop was outside watching over the people to see if they were guilty or not. Everyone had been determined not guilty, but when the last person came in, it seemed like they were suffering from some kind of disease.
“Mr. Buttercloth, you are the last person to be checked, and while the others were not guilty of stealing the gem, we still have to check to see if you have stolen it,” the cop said in a deep voice. “Born in Maryland on June 23, 1997.” The cop stopped talking and looked at Mr. Buttercloth. “Mr. Buttercloth, you have something in your ear, mind if I take a look.” Mr. Buttercloth jumped out of his chair and ran out of the door, he was running to his car while the two cops were yelling to stop and put his hands up. Mr. Buttercloth was about to open his car door when the two cops caught up with him and said that he was going to turn in the diamond and go to jail. Reluctantly Mr. Buttercloth did what he was told, he took the diamond out of his ear and got in the back of the cop car.
The diamond is safely protected from danger and is still on display but only for looking.