Previously: Digger, having lost his powers and his Driller Beam Generators, was arrested by Hound Dog and taken back to Â Bayside to answer for robbing the bank. And now…
â€œYou gottaâ€™ be shittinâ€™ me!â€ Grayson shouted.
â€œI donâ€™t like it any more than you do,â€ Assistant District Attorney Stone said. â€œBut his lawyer is right. We canâ€™t prove heâ€™s Digger. And watch your language.â€
â€œEyewitness testimony doesnâ€™t count?â€ Merrick asked. â€œWe fought him in that bar. Heâ€™s definitely the same guy.â€
Stone shook his head. â€œIt doesnâ€™t matter if itâ€™s true. What matters is what the jury believes. And the jury knows two things about Digger. Number one, he saved the world, so youâ€™re going to have to work extra hard connecting him to the bank.â€
â€œWe have security videos,â€ Grayson said. â€œItâ€™s a slam dunk.â€
â€œExactly,â€ Stone said. â€œWhich just reinforces fact number two: that Digger has metal devices permanently grafted to his arms. And every time they look at him, what theyâ€™ll see will be normal arms with perfectly unmarked skin. And you can bet that his attorney will have him in a short-sleeved shirt so that every look just reinforces the point.â€
â€œBut he says his name is Mason Ryan,â€ Merrick said. â€œAnd itâ€™s on public record that thatâ€™s Diggerâ€™s real name.â€
â€œIâ€™m sure there are lots of Mason Ryans,â€ Stone said. â€œCan you prove heâ€™s that Mason Ryan? Did he have any identification on him?â€
â€œNo,â€ Merrick said. â€œNo wallet, no I.D.â€
[blockquote type=”blockquote_quotes” align=”left”]â€œYou say â€˜slam dunkâ€™ in my office one more time,â€ Stone said, â€œand Iâ€™ll make sure that the closest you can get to police work in the future is working security at basketball games….[/blockquote]â€œWhat about fingerprints?â€ Stone asked. â€œHe fired that security guardâ€™s pistol during the robbery. Can you match the prints?â€
Grayson turned a deep red. â€œWe, uh, didnâ€™t take the guardâ€™s weapon into evidence.â€
Stone didnâ€™t bother to answer. He simply stared at Grayson until the detective became too uncomfortable to leave the silence hanging.
â€œWe didnâ€™t need the gun to link Digger to the robbery,â€ Grayson said. â€œWe had the videos and the eyewitnesses. It was a slam dunk.â€
â€œYou say â€˜slam dunkâ€™ in my office one more time,â€ Stone said, â€œand Iâ€™ll make sure that the closest you can get to police work in the future is working security at basketball games. Understand?â€
Grayson turned even redder, but nodded.
â€œWe can prove heâ€™s Digger,â€ Merrick said. â€œThere are other Digger fingerprints on file, and there must be DNA evidence somewhere.â€
â€œThen find it,â€ Stone said. â€œBut in the meantime, we canâ€™t justify holding him.â€
â€œBut heâ€™ll just run away again,â€ Grayson said.
â€œHeâ€™ll come back,â€ Stone said. â€œHe always comes back.â€
Hound Dog shook his head as he left the station with Digger and the lawyer, Arthur. â€œYou know, Dig, this is the third time Iâ€™ve run into you on the job, and I have yet to collect a single dime from any of them,â€ Hound Dog said. â€œYou are turning into my white whale.â€
â€œYou should have known this one would be a tough sell,â€ Arthur said. â€œEspecially with me on the case.â€
â€œAnd why are you on the case, Caveat?â€ Digger asked. â€œI thought you would want me behind bars after I robbed your house.â€
â€œYou took something from me,â€ Arthur said, â€œand youâ€™re going to get it back.â€
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