THE CATBURGLAR CASE
Puppy was reading her favorite comic book when her phone rang. She reached over his bed and answered it
"Hey can you come over?" Her best friend Daisy Penguin asked
"I've to ask my mom. But I think so why what's up? Puppy asked
"I'll tell you when you get here okay later!" Daisy answered. After they hanged up Puppy went downstairs. And asked her mom if she could go over to Daisy's house
"Okay sweetie just be home by dinner time" her mom answered
A few minutes later
Puppy was knocking on Daisy's front door
"So what's up?" She asked once they were inside Daisy's room
"This" Daisy answered handing her a newspaper article
"We're going to catch the cat burglar!" "Not only are we going to catch him." But he's going to be the star in our school project"
"Huh?" "Daisy you're not making any sense" Puppy frowned
"Okay you know our writing assignment that's due for Mrs. Fox's writing class?" Daisy asked
"Yah what about it?" Puppy asked
"Well I was thinking that instead of us just making a video explaining of how we started our detective club." "That we'd show them exactly how we catch our crooks" Daisy explained
"That sounds great" But what makes you think that we can catch him?" Puppy asked "it says here that so far none of his victims
Could tell the cops what he looked like." "Cause he wears a mask over his face"
"Puppy we're not really going to catch him we're just ---
A knock on her door interrupted
"Hey guys!" "What's up?" Daisy asked letting the boys in
"Hey guess what?" Tommy Cub answered "My brother said that we could tape him and his band when they play at the youth fair this weekend!"
"So?" Daisy asked
"What do you mean so?" Tommy frowned "How were we supposed to make a rock video without a band?"
"Are you kidding me?" Daisy smirked "I don't want to follow your dumb brother round all weekend." "Besides half the kids
in school don't even know that Chuck is even in a band!" "I like my idea better"
"And what idea is that?" What's like to mall shop all day?" Tommy smirked back
"No, we're going to catch the cat burglar" Puppy answered handing him the article
"Oh yah right, The cops can't even catch him what makes you think we can?" Tommy asked
"Well we do always catch our crooks!" Sammy Turtle laughed
"Ha-ha very funny!" Tommy frowned
"Like I was explaining before to Puppy we're not really going to catch him." "I was thinking more that we could stage a fake robbery then show how we'd catch him if we were on the case"
Daisy explained. And after giving it some thought they all agreed that it was a great idea
"Great!" "I already asked Honey Kitten if we could do at it her mom's candy store" Daisy smiled. "Tommy why don't you ask Chuck if he'd like to play the role of our would be cat burglar" She added
"Okay I'm sure he'd do it" Tommy answered
The next day they went over to the candy store
"Okay Miss Kitten this is the story," "Puppy and Vicky come in to buy some candy." "When they are paying for it you all
Start talking about the cat burglar that's when Tommy will walk in to buy a soda." "And while he's roaming through the aisles Chuck will walk in and demand for you to give him all your money." "Sammy and I will be in the back room taping and Honey will play the role of the cop"
"Sounds great I only have one question what happens if a real costumer walks in while we're filming this?" Honey's mom asked
"Oh, I'll just go up to them and explain what's going on" Tommy answered
"Okay now when Chuck takes the money. He then will take out some rope and tie you, guys up" Daisy continued
"Tie us up why?" Honey's mom asked
"Oh, because all crooks do that so they can escape without worrying that the cops would be called right away." "But don't worry before
Chuck even gets a chance to Tommy will jump out of his hiding place" "And knocks him to the ground." "Then either Puppy or Vicky
Will pretend to call the cops and Honey will rush in and arrest him" Daisy explained
"And afterwards you'll give us a big reward for catching the burglar!" Honey added smiling
"A big reward huh?" "I don't see anything written here about giving. You kid a big reward" her mom smirked
"Umm no, but it'd be a nice ending if you did don't you think?" Honey shrugged
"Yes I'd. I think that I can come up with something!" Her mom laughed
The next afternoon they went back to the store and got everything ready. Sammy made them do some test shots just to make sure that there were enough lights for the cameras
"How do I look?" Honey's mom asked
"Just like a movie star!" Sammy laughed. Then they taped the first part of the story without any hitches
"Hey where's Chuck?" Shouldn't he be here by now?" Vicky asked when they stopped for a lunch break
"He's on his way he went to pick up a mask from his friend's house before heading over here" Tommy answered
"Okay break time over!" Take your places but before we start taping the second part I want to redo that last part again." "Without Tommy trying to get in the picture every time he goes through the aisles" Sammy frowned
A few minutes later the door opened and a mysterious figure walked in wearing a trench coat with the butt of
his gun sticking out its coat pocket and a spooky mask over his face
"This is a stick up!" He growled "Everyone stay right where you are and do exactly what I say!" And no one will gets hurt!"
"Oh wow!" " He's really good" Vicky whispered over to Puppy
"And cut!" "Sorry you guys we weren't ready let's do that again!" Daisy cried out from the back room
"Hey who said that?" Come out here right now!"
"What are you doing you know that they can't come out
‟" Puppy whispered over to him "And take out your gun." "You should've done that by now"
"Don't tell me what to do I'll take it out when I'm good and ready!" "Look I don't know what's going on but I'm through playing games with you kids.
‟ "Now open the money drawer lady and give me your money" he sneered
Honey's mother tried not to laugh as. She handed the robber all the money inside her cash drawer
"And what would be so funny?" He growled as he grabbed it from her hand
"Okay now takes the rope and tie us up
‟ Puppy whispered over to him. The burglar just looked at her as if she was crazy
"Now why would I do that for?" He whispered back
"Because you don't want us to call the cops before you made your get away do you?" Puppy asked
"Oh you've a good point there and before he could start tying them up." Both Vicky and Puppy began biting him
"Hey!" "What are you doing are you two completely nuts or something knock it off!" He yelled before he shoved Puppy off of him
"Hey there's no need to get so nasty!" "Here take the money and just get out!" Honey's mom yelled
The burglar grabbed the money out of her hand. He turned around and was about to run out of the store. When he bumped into Chuck almost knocking him
On the ground
"Sorry I'm late you guys and who's this dude I thought I was supposed to play the robber" Chuck asked
"Whoa wait a second!" "If you just got here then you must be" Puppy began
"A real burglar" He smirked "Now I don't want any trouble I want you all to get in the back room
‟ and before he could finish his statement
Tommy jumped out of his hiding spot and began wailing him. In an instant they all jump on top of the burglar. Puppy bite his hand causing him to drop the gun onto the floor
A confused Miss Honey ran over and picked it up then calls the cops. A few minutes later the store was crawling with cops and frighten parents who couldn't stop hugging their kids
‟ "I can't believe what just happened it was a good thing that we got the whole thing on tape." "This is going to be the best video ever!" Tommy cried out
Not only did they get an A plus for their assignments. But the mayor of Rocky Shores made Puppy and her friends local heroes and threw
Them a big party in their honor. But when they each thought of what could've happened they all agreed that they never want to go through that experience again
"The next time we've to do a video assignment we're definitely are doing it on Chuck and his band!" Puppy laughed
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