Back at the precinct, LongArm and Hardtop are observing the map of the city.
Hardtop: "It was right here where we were stopped by that large oversize truck. If it weren't for that long slowpoke-of-a-vehicle, we would've have them all by now."
LongArm: "That violin is highly valuable. Big Boss must have wanted that violin in order to either learn how to play it or sell it for a fortune."
Bulletproof: "Especially since the violin is valued at $15,000,000. I suspect Big Boss must be planning on selling it for the exact amount the violin is worth. Mainframe, see if there's any auction happenings in the coming weeks that could lead us to the violin and the thieves who stole it."
Mainframe: "Got it, BP." *types on the PC to reveal no auctions being schedule soon* "Nope. Negative. No auctions happening any time soon."
LongArm: "That figures. If there's no auction being held soon, then it leads to only one thing — Big Boss stole the violin so he can play it. But, could he be wanting to go out and steal some music sheets and accessories so he can learn how the play that thing, too?"
Bulletproof: "If he is, then an All Points Bulletin must be issued on all music stores in Empire City at once. LongArm, you and Hardtop will patrol the areas surrounding Melody Tunes Music Store that's just been robbed twice. He may go there to rob it for the third time."
Hardtop: "Right, Chief."
LongArm: "He won't be gettin' away from me this time."
Bulletproof: "Mace, Bowser and Blitz, the three of you will patrol the area surrounding Fiddlin' Fancy Violin Place to see if Big Boss decides to get some violin music there."
Mace: "One big sour note for the big guy coming up!"
Bowser: "We'll have him hauled off to the pound on a big leash fit for the crimeboss! Right, Blitz?"
Blitz: "Arf! Arf!"
Bulletproof: "Mainframe and I will patrol the area surrounding a brand new music store located across the road from the new bank which is being scheduled to open tomorrow."
Mainframe: "What's the name of the store, sir?"
Bulletproof: "Empire Harps. An unlikely place for the crooks to strike at, but knowing them, they could strike at that place anyway in a matter of moments. Which means, there's no time to loose. Let's go."
Down the tubes and into the vehicles the C.O.P.S. went. Each split up to take their position in the areas each is assigned to patrol. Minutes later, Mace, Bowser and Blitz arrived at Fiddlin' Fancy to patrol the area. But just as they got out of the car to look around…
Citizen: "HELP! POLICE! I'VE BEEN ROBBED!!"
Bowser: "Uh oh! Sounds like trouble."
Mace: "Come on!"
At once the 3 C.O.P.S. head inside Fiddlin' Fancy to find the store's proprietor very upset.
Bowser: *showing off his badge* "C.O.P.S. at your service. What's seems to be the problem?"
Proprietor: "My store's been robbed! Look at what's missing from the shelf!"
Mace: "Uh oh! Looks like the crooks got here first. All the music books and sheets are gone."
Bowser: "How did it happened?"
Proprietor: "I was using the bathroom when all of the sudden I heard screams, gun firing, and crashing sounds coming from outside the store. I was so scared, I thought whoever broke in is after my thousand dollar watch I have in my hand, but thankfully that's not what the crook wanted. There was loud rummaging noises for a matter of seconds before I heard laughter and running footsteps leaving the store with all the music in hand. I waited until I feel it was safe for me to come out of the bathroom and when I did come out, all the music books and sheets are gone!"
Mace: "Don't worry, sir. We'll give whoever did it a sour note with these babies *showing off his handcuffs* and have those music sheets and books back here before you can strike a chord on one of your fiddles here. *reaches for a string on a violin*"
Bowser: "Uh Mace, I think you should stick with pulling triggers on your "Mazooka" rather than plucking pizzicato on a violin there, buddy."
Mace: *embarrassed* "Heh heh..Sorry."
Minutes later across town, LongArm and Hardtop arrived at the Melody Tunes Music Store to continue the robbery investigation.
LongArm: "Man, would you look at what the crooks did to the door."
Hardtop: "Yeah. Unless they used a crowbar, I doubt anyone could tear open a door the way Ms. Demeanor can."
LongArm: "And it sure is how the sealed door got opened— hinges in all."
Hardtop: "So she was here along with the rest of her pals. They must have came back to get the bow they carelessly left behind."
Just then, an unusual motor sound signals the incoming of 2 jailbird air speeders, with Ms. Demeanor and Rock Krusher piloting them each.
Hardtop: "Uh oh. Here's comes trouble making a pitstop here."
LongArm: "Quick! Let's get in here and hide."
LongArm and Hardtop raced into the store and dives into an upright piano to hide from the crooks.
Then, peeping through the lid, the 2 C.O.P.S. watch as Ms. Demeanor and Krusher arrives and enters the store to go look for Berserko.
Krusher: *looking about* "Duh, I don't see him in here, Ms. Demeanor."
Ms Demeanor: "He could have been here, Krusher. That's where the violin used to be. Nevertheless, just like you, I don't see anything that would tells us Berserko was here before we came. Say! Here's some violin strings. *grabs a handful a violin strings she noticed from the shelf* We'll use these new strings to replace the ones Berserko broke once we get the violin back from him."
Krusher: *looking about to notice an old piano nearby* "Hey! Check out that ol' neat piano right over there."
Ms Demeanor: "Wow! An old classy piano straight from the olden days when I was a young crook attending and skipping high school! You know what, Krusher? This reminds me of the time was when I was engaging in mud wrestling at that one honky tonk near the school where I used to go to, and played hooky from. Inside the place, there was an old piano just like this one sitting in a corner near the mud pit. Every Friday night during the football season one of the supporters from the school's varsity league would go to the piano and play the school's fight song every time our home team scored a touchdown. I can hardly remember how the song goes except one part I remember well that always ends with a great big RAH RAH RAH!!!"
With that she slams her hands on the piano keys hard.
Out pops LongArm and Hardtop.
Ms Demeanor: "Well look who'd just popped out of the piano like a jack in the box."
LongArm: "And look who's popping into the nearest prison cell momentarily. You're both under arrest for stealing the Stradivarius violin!
Ms Demeanor: "Oh dear, it looks like we got no choice but to put our hands up in the air, eh Krusher?"
Krusher: "Of course. Anything you say, Ms. Demeanor."
But as the 2 crooks were putting their hands up, the 2 crooks suddenly lunged forward and seize both C.O.P.S.
LongArm: "Hey! Put us down!"
Hardtop: "Put us down, you creeps!"
Ms. Demeanor: "Hold on! We'll put you two down in a jiffy. Once we grab these,….*Grabs some base violin strings*…tie you up like so,…*bound the 2 C.O.P.S. with the base violin strings*….put you back inside the piano,…*throws the C.O.P.S. back into the piano*
Ms Demeanor: "…bring the piano outside,…*rolls the piano out of the store and up a large hill* ….and send you flatfoots on a direct collision course to disaster in C Major! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!" *shoves the piano down the hill*
And way down the hill goes the piano with the C.O.P.S. inside it.
C.O.P.S.: "WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAH!!!! YEEEOOOOOOOOWWWWW!!!!"
Suddenly they find themselves headed for oncoming traffic.
LongArm: "LOOK OUT! TRAFFIC!"
But the 2 immediately whizzed on by just as the vehicles were about to proceed in passing through the green light.
C.O.P.S. *looking back* "Whew…"
Hardtop: "That was close! But there no telling how long we'll ever hold out before we really do collide!"
LongArm: *struggling* "Just..got…to…break..free..of..these..bonds…urrrrr!"
Hardtop: *looking at a brick wall in the middle of a dead end street in front of them* "LongArm! We're heading for a brick wall!"
LongArm: *struggling* "URRR…URRRRRRRRR….Must…break…FREE!"
Snap! LongArm breaks free from his bonds.
LongArm: "There, I'm free! Hold still, buddy, while I untie you!"
Hardtop: "Hurry, LongArm! There's only seconds 'till impact!"
LongArm quickly frees Hardtop and made ready his powercuffs.
LongArm: "Hold onto me tight, Hardtop! This light post up ahead is our one way ticket out of this jam!"
Instantly, Hardtop clings to his partner as LongArm aims his powercuffs and fires. It attaches itself to the post and pulls LongArm and Hardtop out of the piano and out of harm's way. A few seconds later, the piano crashes into a brick wall and shatters into many splinters as LongArm and Hardtop, hanging from the light post, watched while at the same time breathes out a huge sigh a relief.
Hardtop: "Close call!"
LongArm: "You can say that again. Give a few seconds and we would've find ourselves in the great big precinct up in the sky."
If they did, They would've seen angels flying around, strumming on a certain musical instrument that will captivate the heart and soul of a special C.O.P.S. officer soon.