On robbery detail, Friday and Smith are on the case of a robbery at a jeweler. As the two partners share a smoke, they talk about the details of the case. A convention was in town, drinking was going on, and one of the salesmen at the jewelers convention tells of a couple disgruntled buyers. The salesman wasn’t robbed of personal valuables, just his showcase of goods.
Next, the hotel bartender is interviewed, and a few holes in the salesman’s story emerge. Friday does some poking around the hotel staff, and questions the bell hops. The cabbie even holds some info that puts the salesman in a bad light. The man comes clean, but his false story is to cover up the fact that he was hanging out with a woman, who wasn’t his wife.
He tells the real story of how she drugged him and took his showcase of goods. The cover up was out of fear of his jealous wife more than anything. The search for the gal is on. As Friday closes in,, the woman remains elusive, but turns out to be the wife of an ex-con. It seems that he has been training her for the life of crime, but isn’t happy that she was dumbe enough to get caught.