The Case of the Disappearing Thief

I was walking down the sidewalk with George when I spotted a man, walking hurriedly. Before I could dodge, the man ran into me and we both toppled to the ground. To George and my surprise, the man's jacket fell off, spewing wallets all over the sidewalk.

"Excuse me, sir." I said accusingly. "You have just assaulted an officer of the law."

The man looked rather startled. "I-I d-didn't assault an'one, I-I on' stole a few-"

"That is enough," I cried. "You just walked right into me and threw me to the ground. Did he not, George."

"Well," replied George. "It was rather hard to tell, but yes, he did seem to just throw you around."

"That is right, now, grab up your wallets, you are under arrest. Also, why do you carry so many wallets?"

The man just stared blankly at me. I decided not to waste time and, with George helping, heaved the man all the way to Chief Donut. As we brought the man into Chief Donut's office, Chief Donut looked bewildered. "You caught him," he cried. "You really caught, how though?"

"What do you mean," I questioned. "This man assaulted me, so I am turning him in."

"You don't realize who this is?" the chief was shocked. "Haven't you read the news? This is Albert Willing, a mastermind pickpocket. My men have been on his trail for years, yet he somehow always disappears."

"Oh, well I am glad I could be of some service."

"I'm befuddled how it is you, after all these years, to catch him, and you had arrested him for assaulting you. How did he even do that?"

I thought for a second of telling him, but then thought it wouldn't be best. "Well, it's a long story."

"I've got time." replied Chief Donut.

"Well, uh, I don't. Sorry, I have to go Chief Don't." And with that I hurried out the door, but looked in just in time to see Mr. Willing rolling his eyes.