But first things first— after getting themselves down from the light post, LongArm and Hardtop reports to Bulletprood and Mainframe about what happened at the Melody Tunes store.
LongArm: "..and right after we got ourselves out, the piano crashed itself into the brick wall, shattering into many pieces. If it weren't for some quick thinking, we would've been goners by now."
Bulletproof: "Any leads?"
Hardtop: "Not unless you count those 2 crooks searching for Berserko as leads. They said they're looking for Berserko to confront him over the issue of the stolen violin. "
Mainframe: "What did they say?"
Hardtop: "They said he broke all the strings while playing with the instrument. I think he wanted the violin for himself, or perhaps Big Boss wanted the violin so he can make his nephew play it, but I doubt that's the case. All we know is that Berserko somehow must've broken all the strings on the violin and Rock Krusher and Ms. Demeanor is being sent to steal some new strings to replace the strings Berserko broke."
Bulletproof: "They could be heading back to their hideout with the strings at this moment. Head on out and see if you can locate the two and follow them to their hideout. If they give you both a hard time, call for backup."
Hardtop: "Roger, Chief. Over and out."
Bulletproof: "Man, I can't believe he did that to such a priceless violin."
Mainframe: "With destructive crooks like Berserko around, not even a priceless violin is safe from their hands."
Bulletproof: "No item is safe from crooked hands. It doesn't matter if it's priceless or some cheap imitation. Once they get their hands on it, anything goes."
Mainframe: "That's why we're here, BP. To make sure no crook gets his or her hands on anything they deem important. Oh, Look! There's Empire Harps now."
Way up Belle Avenue, across from the newly-opened Bank of the People is Empire Harps, the newest music store in town dedicated to sell nothing but harps coming from the world's best harp makers such as Lyon & Healy, Camac, Salvi, Aoyama, Swanson, and W&W Venus. The 2 C.O.P.S. pull into the parking lot in front of the store to get a good look at it.
Bulletproof: "Wow. What an elegant place! Just look at all those beautiful harps in the window."
Mainframe: "I've never seen so many harps before in my entire life. It make you feel like going inside and trying out on playing any of them you choose."
Bulletproof: "Yes, but we will have to wait until tomorrow to do that. Tomorrow is their opening day."
Mainframe: "Right, but for right now we gotta violin tragedy to prevent. Care to go out and see if there's any criminal activity happening around here, Bulletproof?"
Bulletproof: "*nodding* Let's do it."
At once the 2 C.O.P.S. officers went out of the car to go look around. But suddenly, their com links began beeping out a distress signal.
Bulletproof: "Hold it. We're getting a distress call from the others. This is Bulletproof calling from Empire Harps. Come in, whoever's calling here."
Bowser: "Bulletproof, this is Bowser. We're driving down Erin Road, heading to the corner of Pickle Avenue. We need your help chasing down and apprehending a potential burglar who's getting away with $230 worth of music books and sheets that was just robbed from the Fiddlin' Fancy Violin Place several minutes ago. He's armed. He's dangerous. He's Buttons McBoomBoom. *explosion and screams heard* And Mace wants his 'Mazooka!!'"
Bulletproof: "Hang in there, Bowser. We're on our way. Looks like Empire Harps will have to wait. Let's go!"
At once the 2 C.O.P.S. head back into the car and drive off to intercept Buttons and give their team mates a helping hand as night falls on Empire City and a major battle begins. In a desperate attempt to shake off the C.O.P.S., Buttons, in his air speeder, turns around and starts swooping down while firing away with the speeder's machine gun and his chest rifles at the 3 C.O.P.S. who was forced outside and began hiding behind a wrecked police car Buttons have just destroyed.
Buttons: "Take that, you flatfooted jerks!"
Bowser: *"dodging the bullets* You'll never get us with those pop guns of yours, Buttons!"
Mace: "*whining* Boy I wish I have my Teddy."
Bowser: "Uh, aren't you a bit too old for a teddy bear, Mace?"
Mace: "That's not the Teddy I'm referring to, Bowser. "Teddy" is the name of my "Mazooka." I left him at the precinct when we went out to investigate the violin robbery."
Suddenly Buttons fires again.
Bowser: "MACE, DUCK!"
At once the 2 C.O.P.S. duck down to avoid enemy fire. More bullets ripped through the road and police vehicle.
Buttons: "Heh heh heh ha ha ha. What's the matter, C.O.P.S.? Too scared to come out and face the fury of my belly blasters? Heh heh heh ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!"
Bowser: "We're not scared one bit, Buttons!! *turning to Mace* Teddy" may not be around to save us and stop McBoomBoom, Mace, but I know someone who can. Sick'em, Blitz!
Blitz: "Arf Arf Arf!
At once Blitz jumps out from behind the car and charge toward Buttons at full speed.
Buttons: "Beat it, you dumb, flea-bitten mutt! Scram!" *fires another barrage of bullets from his arsenal*
Blitz skillfully dodges the bullets and leaps up to land on one of Buttons' air speeder wings.
Buttons: "Hey! Get off my ship, you stupid dog!"
Buttons fires his chest guns once more, but Blitz dodges the onslaught of bullets while tricking Buttons into firing at the air speeder's wing, severing it.
Buttons: "*realizing he'd been tricked* Rats! I've been tricked by a tin canned *starts flying out of control* CANIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE!!!!!!"
The air speeder begins flying out of control. Blitz immediate jumps off and lands on the ground on his 4 feet like a cat.
Buttons: "WHOOOOOOAAAAAHHHHH!!!!! HHHHHHHEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLPPPPPP!!!!!"
Mace: "Look! He's heading for that junkyard over there."
Bowser: "Come on!"
The 3 C.O.P.S. raced to the junkyard as Buttons whirls around and around until..
..into a pile of garbage he goes.
Bowser: *petting Blitz* "Good boy, Blitz!"
Mace: "Now that's what I call a great trash throw-away!' Look what you did to Buttons, Blitz."
Buttons: "*crawling out of the pile* Ohh..Yuck! I hate smelly garbage!"
Bowser: "Don't worry, Buttons. We'll get you out of there."
Mace: "And into the nearest prison cell where you belong." *slaps the cuffs on Buttons.*
Just then, Bulletproof and Mainframe arrives.
Mainframe: "*getting out of the vehicle* Well, it looks like you guys don't need our help after all."
Bowser: "Nope. Thanks to Blitz, We all made it out ok."
Blitz: "Arf Arf!"
Bulletproof: "Where's the music, Buttons?"
Buttons: "In the bag behind the cockpit chair. Geez. You think Big Boss would've fair better playing the violin without the music."
Bowser: "If he would've been willing to part with some tight-wad cash of his, he would've been able to play the violin by now."
Mace: "And have the music lessons to help him learn how to play good, too. Now on your feet and march up to the car."
As Buttons is brought to the car to be put in, Hardtop and LongArm arrives to greet their team mates.
Hardtop: "*getting out of his vehicle* Hi guys! We weren't able to find Krusher and Ms. Demeanor, but we did find another person of interest. Look what we just caught trying to pull a heist at a sports store. *opens the car door to reveal Bullit, Big Boss' personal weapons provider*"
Bullit: "How was I to know that those big, huge, megaton dumbbells were stuck to the concrete floor?"
LongArm: "They were only for display, Bullit. The store owners glued it to the floor to prevent it from moving out of the display area and endangering the lives of the people shopping there."
Bullit: "Ha! I still say it was all set up for me to get busted by you bad mother— !"
Hardtop and LongArm: "Shut yo' mouth!"
Bullit: "But I'm talking about the weights."
Hardtop and LongArm: "Then we can use it— against you in the Court of Law!"
Bulletproof: "Where the judge is waiting for you and Buttons to come and face the gavel music and listen to the Sonata of Justice that'll put a dent in your criminal repertoire! Take em' away, boys."
LongArm: *seizing Buttons* "Ok, let's go, Buttons. It's time to meet the big man behind the big gavel at the big courthouse."
Buttons growls as he is placed inside the car to be transferred alongside Bullit to the courthouse where Judge Davis will eventually sentence them to become a member of a glee club band - in prison.
Mainframe: "Well there's 2 less crooks to fiddle around with."
Bulletproof: "Yes, but the violin is still not found and the ones who stole it are still at large. Which means we may have to go back out and find them again first thing tomorrow morning. *in his thoughts* "And take possession of an elegant harp myself. *looking back at Empire Harps and and smiling* "