Captain Jack Seafood is being bought by United Foods and United Foods is printing up some stock certificates. They were going to run off 5 million dollars worth at the Barron Banknote Building. The plates are taken from the vault on the first floor and the engraver and insurance engraver start for the elevator. Just before they get there the elderly engraver collapses. He takes medication and is okay almost immediately.
But in the meantime,the guard with the plates has stepped in to the elevator. The elevator only will stop on the floor with the vault and on the eighth floor for the actual printing. The elevator gets to the eighth floor and there is just the empty case that used to hold the plates. The plates and the guard are missing .The guard is later found unconscious in a vacant field 2 miles form the office. The plates are for negotiable securities , so they are as good as cash. Whoever has them can run off however many they want. They are insured for 2 million or provable loss. Banacek only has the weekend to crack the case.
Old Polish Proverbs
When an owl comes to a mouse picnic it’s not there for the sack races.
Even a thousand Zloti note can’t tap dance.