April 5, 2008: Assignment--Guard valuables during grand opening of Caroline's Jewelry, Lo Lo.
4:55PM SLT: Begin scoping out the place, observing the location of all valuable jewelry.
5:00PM: Guests begin to arrive. Several of them are worth observing as potential suspects should anything occur.
6:08PM: Caroline shouts "the diamond rings are missing!" A set of diamond rings, one man's ring and one woman's, are missing from a pedestal.
6:10PM: Begin questioning guests. See the transcript here. Some guests are clearly up to something.
6:30PM: Brian Mason sneaks around in a suspicious manner; I tail him.
6:40PM: Brian flees the scene and in the process, drops the rings. I pursue him, gun drawn.
6:45PM: Brian eludes capture and returns to the party, where he hides among the many guests.
6:50PM: Caroline offers sets of rings to all the guests to make up for my intrusive questins.
7:00PM: The party continues;I watch several suspects in case they try something else.
8:00PM: Off duty, I return to my office/apartment and log my notes. I publish the log as a permanent public record. Beware this Brian Mason, he appears to be a clever jewel thief!