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POCKET02 23' POCKET PEOPLE: episode: three related robberies

EXT MORNING WIDE: SUPERMARKET PARKING LOT

(two thugs in handcuffs are loaded into a step-van by two
uniformed guards who close the doors revealing the sign on the
door: "JAIL TRANSPORT". Both guards offer a salute toward Penny
who is standing and saluting next to her helicopter which is
parked on top of a rack of shopping carts, transport drives off)

                         PENNY POCKET

(to radio)

This is SWAT ONE to base.

INT MORNING SPLIT-SCREEN: PENNY'S ROOFTOP HOME

                         PUNKY POCKET

This is base. Go ahead, Mama.

                         PENNY POCKET

Code four at the supermarket robbery.

                         PUNKY POCKET

That's good, because I just received a 911 call on a truck
hijacking. Are you available?

                         PENNY POCKET

Yes. Go ahead.

                         PUNKY POCKET

The truck driver is at the corner of Main and Maple. But his
truck is long gone.

                         PENNY POCKET

(entering helicopter)

Main and Maple. That's just two blocks from here. E.T.A. one
minute.

(helicopter lifts off and exits frame straight up)

(end split screen)

EXT MORNING WIDE: MAIN AND MAPLE

(helicopter lands an a newspaper dispenser near Driver)

                         PENNY POCKET

(exiting helicopter)

You the truck driver who called in the hijacking?

                            DRIVER

(uniform and hat have the same trucking company logo)

Yeah, that was fast!

                         PENNY POCKET

What happened?

                            DRIVER

First, a truck blocked my path in front of me. Then another
truck blocked me in from behind so I couldn't move, then a
masked guy got out of the truck in front of me and pointed a gun
at me and told me to get out. Then the masked guy got into my
truck and drove away with the other two trucks.

                         PENNY POCKET

(writing)

So, there were at least three perps?

                            DRIVER

Oh. Yeah. I guess so. I was so busy running for cover, I didn't
notice.

                         PENNY POCKET

What were you delivering?

                            DRIVER

Welding equipment and supplies.

                         PENNY POCKET

That's odd. Welding supplies would have little or no value on
the black market.

INT MORNING SPLIT-SCREEN: PENNY'S ROOFTOP HOME

                         PUNKY POCKET

This is base to SWAT ONE. Base to SWAT ONE.

                         PENNY POCKET

This is SWAT ONE. Go ahead.

                         PUNKY POCKET

We think we found the stolen truck, Mama.


                         PENNY POCKET

(shares a smile with Driver)

You got an address?

                         PUNKY POCKET

It's in an alley near Maple and Broadway.

                         PENNY POCKET

(entering helicopter)

That's just four blocks away. E.T.A. two minutes.

(helicopter rises out of frame)

If there are other cops on the scene, tell them not to touch
anything until I get there.

EXT MORNING WIDE: ALLEY NEAR MAIN AND BROADWAY

(helicopter descends into frame and flies into the truck's open
rear gate and lands on the floor of the cargo compartment)

                         PENNY POCKET

(exits helicopter near two large wooden crates with lids
removed, reads labels to self)

Plasma lance. Plasma lance power supply.

(looks around)

A fully loaded truck and all they took was a...

(reads)

Plasma lance and a... plasma lance power supply.

(looks around)

Three guys steal a fully loaded truck and this is all they took?

(to radio)

This is SWAT ONE to base.

INT MORNING SPLIT-SCREEN: PENNY'S ROOFTOP HOME

                         PUNKY POCKET

This is base. Go ahead, Mama.

                         PENNY POCKET

Something strange is going on here. The guys who stole this
truck wanted a very unusual piece of machinery and they
apparently knew it was on this truck when they stole it. Can you
call...

(reads label)

Sherman Construction Company and ask them who ordered the...

(reads label)

plasma lance?

                         PUNKY POCKET

Will do, Mama. That may take a few minutes. Meanwhile, I have
another robbery for you. Do you have time?

                         PENNY POCKET

(writing)

Fire away.

                         PUNKY POCKET

521 West Broadway. This guy went to open up his locksmith shop
this morning and discovered the door had been forced open.

                         PENNY POCKET

Ten four. E.T.A. 2 minutes.

(reentering the helicopter)

So, he thinks this was a burglary?

                         PUNKY POCKET

He's not sure. He said he couldn't find anything missing.

                         PENNY POCKET

(helicopter rises, turns and exits truck)

I'll check it out.

                         PUNKY POCKET

And I'll ask that contractor about that plasma thingy.

(end split screen)

INT MORNING WIDE: LOCKSMITH SHOP

(a customer exits through the front door, helicopter slips in
through the narrow opening as the door closes, lands on the
counter next to the cash register)

                          PROPRIETOR

(searching shelves and bins, turns)

That was fast. I just called 911 a couple minutes ago.

                         PENNY POCKET

(exiting helicopter)

We have helicopters now so we don't have to wait for traffic.
So, you had a break-in?

(readies pen and paper)

                          PROPRIETOR

(looking around on shelves and in bins)

Yes. They forced the door open.

(points)

But so far I have no idea why they broke in. Nothing seems to be
missing.

(opens storage cabinet)

Hello!

                         PENNY POCKET

Something missing?

                          PROPRIETOR

Yes, but that's really odd. They took my slammer.

                         PENNY POCKET

(writing)

I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with a...

                          PROPRIETOR

My slammer. The manufacturer calls it a pneumatic bolt thruster.

                         PENNY POCKET

So, this... slammer is a tool?

                          PROPRIETOR

Yes. It's used to punch out a door lock from the enclosure with
one touch of a trigger.

                         PENNY POCKET

And why would anyone buy one of those?

                          PROPRIETOR

People sometimes lock themselves out of a door or a safe without
a spare key. We used to have to drill the lock out in order to
replace the lock, but the slammer saves me about an hour of
drilling.

                         PENNY POCKET

Who else besides a locksmith would want to steal one of those
things?

                          PROPRIETOR

Gee, I don't know. It's useless to anyone but a...

Wait a minute.

                         PENNY POCKET

Huh?

                          PROPRIETOR

A burglar could use a slammer!

                         PENNY POCKET

So, you think a burglar broke into your shop to steal a tool he
could use to steal from someone else?

                          PROPRIETOR

I can't imagine anyone else stealing it. It only cost 600 bucks.
And it's such a specialized tool that noone would buy it.

                         PENNY POCKET

Okay, I'll alert the other policemen.

                          PROPRIETOR

My slammer should be easy to spot. It's hooked up to a
compressed air tank.

                         PENNY POCKET

Like a scuba diver's tank?

                          PROPRIETOR

Exactly.

(turns)

                         PENNY POCKET

Well, that will make our job easier.

(turns)

I'll get back to you if we get any leads.

(turns)

Wait.

                          PROPRIETOR

Huh?

                         PENNY POCKET

We just had another tool stolen. Would you happen to know what a

(reads)

plasma lance is used for?

                          PROPRIETOR

Yes. It's kinda like a welder's torch except that it burns as
hot as the sun. They use it to cut holes in concrete and steel.
Say, you don't suppose the same guy who stole my slammer stole
that torch?

                         PENNY POCKET

Two tools stolen in one night. It is suspicious.

                          PROPRIETOR

You know, you may have something there! If I was going to break
into a bank vault I wouldn't mess with the steel door. I would
use the plasma lance to cut a man-sized hole in the wall or the
ceiling of the vault with the plasma lance, then once I'm inside
the vault, I'd use the slammer to remove the locks on all the
safe deposit boxes. That's where the bank tellers store their
cash.

                         PENNY POCKET

(entering helicopter)

Holy socks! This case just got a whole lot bigger.

INT MORNING SPLIT-SCREEN: PENNY'S ROOFTOP HOME

                         PUNKY POCKET

Base to SWAT one. Base to SWAT one.

                         PENNY POCKET

This is SWAT one. Go ahead, Punky.

                         PUNKY POCKET

I called Sherman Construction Company and asked them who ordered
the Plasma lance from the welding supply company. He said that
noone in his company ordered anything like that.

                         PENNY POCKET

Just as I thought. The hijackers called in a phoney order to the
welding supply company and then hijacked the truck before it
could get to the construction company. Nice work!

                         PUNKY POCKET

Thank you mama. Base out.

(end split screen)

INT MORNING SPLIT-SCREEN: SECURITY COMPANY

                          PAUL POCKET

SWAT TWO, this is SWAT ONE. SWAT TWO you got your ears on?

                         PENNY POCKET

I hear you loud and clear, SWAT TWO. Go ahead, Paul.

                          PAUL POCKET

I just came from a burglary. And Punky said she's dispatched you
to two unusual robberies this morning.

                         PENNY POCKET

That's affirmative.

                          PAUL POCKET

Mine was kind of strange, Sis. The back door was forced open,
but we couldn't find anything missing. How about yours?

                         PENNY POCKET

Mine were kind of strange too. Some hijackers stole a truck full
of welding equipment, but when we found the truck, all that was
missing was a kind of cutting torch. At my burglary the
locksmith couldn't find what was missing until he looked at his
seldom used equipment.

                          PAUL POCKET

What was stolen?

                         PENNY POCKET

It was a gadget that breaks locks. The locksmith just suggested
that these two pieces of equipment might be used to burglarize
the safe deposit boxes in a bank vault.

                          PAUL POCKET

Stand by.

(to proprietor)

Keep looking. There were two other robberies where the things
that were stolen could be easily overlooked.

                          PROPRIETOR

(offers a handful of uniforms on hangers and two empty hangers)

Found something.

                          PAUL POCKET

What do you got?

                          PROPRIETOR

Two security guards uniforms are missing.

                          PAUL POCKET

Sis, I'm at a security guard company and two of their uniforms
were stolen.

                         PENNY POCKET

I'm sure these burglaries were connected. Ask the manager if any
of his security guards are stationed in banks or any places
where there's a big vault.

                          PAUL POCKET

(to proprietor)

Are any of your security guards stationed in banks or other
places where there's a big vault?

                          PROPRIETOR

As a matter of fact we have two customers with big vaults. Why?

                          PAUL POCKET

If you were a bank robber, which of those customers would you
rob today?

                          PROPRIETOR

No doubt about it. First National's main branch downtown.

                          PAUL POCKET

Why there?

                          PROPRIETOR

Because all of the deposits from all of the suburban branches
are delivered to the main branch at close of business. And the
deposits stay in the vault overnight

                          PAUL POCKET

Did you hear that, Sis?

                         PENNY POCKET

Loud and clear. That means the main branch's vault won't be full
of money until well after closing.

                          PAUL POCKET

So, if I'm a bank robber and I want to rob ALL the money, I'll
wait for all the deliveries from the other branches before I rob
the main branch.

                         PENNY POCKET

And, if I'm a burglar with tools to cut open the vault, I want
to choose a time of day when the least people are in the
building.

                          PAUL POCKET

That's good for us, because there's less chance that innocent
people will be hurt.

                         PENNY POCKET

Looks like we're working the night shift tonight, Bro.

(end split screen)

INT MORNING SPLIT-SCREEN: PENNY'S ROOFTOP HOME

                         PUNKY POCKET

Base to SWAT one. Base to SWAT one.

                         PENNY POCKET

This is SWAT one. Go ahead, Base.

                         PUNKY POCKET

Mama, I just got a call from the Mayor's office. He says that
POTUS is coming to town tonight.

                         PENNY POCKET

Rats. That means we won't be able to arrest those bank robbers
tonight.

                         PUNKY POCKET

Mama, who is POTUS?

                         PENNY POCKET

POTUS is an acronym. It's short for the President of the United
States.

                         PUNKY POCKET

Oh. But I don't see how the president coming to town will stop
you from arresting the bank robbers.

                         PENNY POCKET

Rule of thumb is when you have to choose between protecting
money OR protecting a person, you let the money go and do
everything in your power to protect the person.

                         PUNKY POCKET

Oh. I see. But I still don't see how that affects the Pocket
Police. Doesn't the president bring the Secret Service guys to
protect him?

                         PENNY POCKET

Yes. But noone knows the layout of our city and the threats of
our city the way we do. When POTUS comes to town it's all hands
on deck to protect him.

                         PUNKY POCKET

Well, we can't just let those guys get away with robbing a bank!
There must be SOMETHING we can do!

                         PENNY POCKET

No. We have to stand down.

                         PUNKY POCKET

The Mayor said that POTUS is coming in to give a speech at 7:00.
He's scheduled to be done by 8:00. Maybe I can delay the bank
robbers until YOU'RE free.

                         PENNY POCKET

Punky, if you're thinking what I think you're thinking, forget
it.

                         PUNKY POCKET

Mama, it's no big deal. I'll just do some things to slow them
down until you get there.

                         PENNY POCKET

Punky, bank robbers carry guns! You could be...

                         PUNKY POCKET

I'll be careful. I promise. They won't even see me.

                         PENNY POCKET

The answer is NO.

                         PUNKY POCKET

(crumples paper over microphone to make noise)

I'm sorry, Mama. I can't hear you. Your signal is breaking up.

                         PENNY POCKET

Punky Pocket!

(end split screen)

INT MORNING SPLIT-SCREEN: SECURITY COMPANY

                          PAUL POCKET

SWAT TWO to SWAT ONE.

                         PENNY POCKET

This is SWAT TWO. Go Ahead.

                          PAUL POCKET

I just received notice of a meeting with the Secret Service at
city hall ASAP.

(pause)

Penny, are you there?

                         PENNY POCKET

That girl is going to get herself killed!

                          PAUL POCKET

You talking about Punky?

                         PENNY POCKET

Yes. She's decided to take on the bank robbers by herself.

                          PAUL POCKET

She acts a lot like her mother when she was at that age.

                         PENNY POCKET

We've got to do something....

                          PAUL POCKET

No time.  We need to meet with the Secret Service now to
finalize the security plan for the president's visit tonight.

                         PENNY POCKET

But...

                          PAUL POCKET

Punky will be fine. She's smart. She's athletic. She'll be fine.

                         PENNY POCKET

She's going to get herself killed!

                          PAUL POCKET

She wouldn't dare. If she got herself killed, you'd be mad at
her. For her, that's a fate worse than death.

(enters helicopter)

                         PENNY POCKET

If she gets herself killed, I'll never speak to her again!

(end split screen)

INT NIGHT WIDE: MAIN BRANCH BANK LOBBY

(two thugs in security uniforms approach the main door from
outside, knock. The security guard inside enters frame,
approaches door)

                             GUARD

(shouts through glass)

What's going on?

                             THUG

The boss sent us.

(twirls finger at lock)

Open up.

                             GUARD

(unlocks door, opens door)

Nobody notified us. What's going on?

                             THUG

(pushes his way in)

The boss said that the cops have evidence that this bank is
going to be robbed tonight.

(twirls finger at lock)

We need to lock this building down tight.

                             GUARD

(locks door)

You know, I think the boss might be over-reacting. The money
from the branch banks is already in the vault and it's locked
down tight.

                             THUG

Where's the other guard? We need to notify him too.

(points at security desk)

                             GUARD

(crosses to security desk)

He's doing rounds. Last time he called down, he was on the
seventh floor.

                             THUG

He starts on the top floor and works his way down to the bottom?

                             GUARD

(nods)

(to radio)

Fred, what's you're 10-20? Over.

                             FRED

(voiceover)

Sixth floor. Northeast corner.

(nods at THUG2, points at elevator, Thug2 exits frame toward
elevator)

What do you need?

                             GUARD

The boss sent two more guards to lock the place down tight.

                             FRED

The place is already locked down tight. What's going on?

                             GUARD

They're expecting a robbery.

(to Thug)

How much time we got?

                             THUG1

(pulls and points pistol, grabs microphone, to microphone)

My guy is on his way up. He will fill you in on the details.

(jumpcut: Guard is bound and gagged with duct tape and sitting
on the floor behind the security desk)

Lobby secure. How are you doing, Fred?

INT NIGHT SPLIT-SCREEN: BANK BUILDING SIXTH FLOOR

                             THUG2

I'm sorry, Fred is unable to come to the phone right now. But
the sixth floor is now secure.

(camera pans to Fred, now bound and gagged with duct tape and
stuffed under a desk)

(to walkie talkie)

We are go to empty the vault.

(end split screen)

INT NIGHT WIDE: R/C AIRPLANE OVER BANK BUILDING

                         PUNKY POCKET

Well, here goes. Let's see if I remember everything.

If I crash this plane I'll lose my allowance for a year.

(pilots the battery powered airplane to land on the roof,
touches down, bounces, side-slides to a stop, bounces off a
cooling tower)

Well that wasn't so bad for my first solo.

(exits plane wearing a backpack and large loop of rope over one
shoulder, climbs between the louvers of an air vent, disappears)

INT NIGHT WIDE: BANK BUILDING TOP OF VERTICAL AIR DUCT

(Punky ties the rope to an eye-bolt over head, drops the loop of
rope down the shaft, hooks the rope onto her belt, backs over
the edge and rappels down out of sight)

INT NIGHT WIDE: BANK BUILDING BOTTOM OF VERTICAL AIR DUCT

                         PUNKY POCKET

(comes to a stop, dangles from the end of the rope several feet
off the bottom)

Well, I guess I miscalculated the length of my rope.

(pushes off the side to begin swinging to and fro)

I guess I'll have to be creative.

(jumps to a horizontal duct, then turns and jumps down and
across to the next horizontal duct below, repeating the process
three times, finally missing the last ledge and tumbling noisily
to the bottom end of the air shaft)

INT NIGHT WIDE: BANK BUILDING LOADING DOCK

                             THUG2

(walking briskly toward the loading dock door, stops, listens,
looks around cautiously)

(to self)

What was that?!

                             THUG3

(walkie-talkie voiceover)

I'm at the door. What's keeping you?

                             THUG2

(pauses for one last look around, resumes walking)

(to walkie-talkie)

On my way.

(opens the door connecting the bank building with the loading
dock area as a truck backs up to the loading dock, Thug2 props
the door open as the trucks lift gate opens and Thug3 exits the
trucks cargo area with a tool box and a drill kit and walks
briskly toward the open door, passes Thug2)

                             THUG2

Right on schedule.

                             THUG3

Piece of cake.

(turns and talks while walking backward toward the open door)

You bring the plasma lance, I'll bring the rest of it.

(camera zooms in on the door-stop, where Punky releases the door
from the latch on the door-stop, it closes on Thugs3's face as
soon as he turns again, he flops backward and passes out)

INT NIGHT WIDE: BANK BUILDING HALLWAY

(Thug3 sets down the tool kits with remnants of streaming blood
under his nose, stuffs kleenex up his nostrils, turns toward
Thug2 as he approaches pushing a flatbed cart loaded with the
plasma lance equipment)

                             THUG2

(offers the end of a steel tape measure)

What happened to you?

(backs away)

                             THUG3

(takes tape, backs up to corner holding hanky over nose, places
end of tape at corner)

The door slammed shut.

                             THUG2

(extends tape, marks the spot with a pencil)

So, now we're behind schedule.

                             THUG3

(exiting toward the loading dock)

Like it's my fault you didn't secure the door?!

                             THUG2

I secured the door! Jerk!

(connects two power plugs to seperate wall outlets)

(Punky sneaks out from under the cart, sneaks to the first
outlet as soon as Thug2 turns toward the second outlet to plug
in a second power plug, Punky grabs the plug with both hands,
plants both feet on either side of the plug and pulls with all
of her might, plug comes lose, Punky flops clumsily onto the
floor, scrambles to her feet and disappears under the cart)

(looks around)

What was that? Does this building have rats or something?

(dawns gloves and  welder's helmet, flicks on the equipment
switch: nothing, removes helmet)

No power?! What now!

(overlooks the equipment)

Everything is set up correctly, what the...

(looks both directions down the hall, sees the plug on the
floor, approaches)

I would have sworn I plugged that in!

(connects plug)

I can't believe this!

(dawns gloves and welder's helmet, flicks on the equipment
switch: nothing, removes helmet)

This is ridiculous!

(looks both directions down the hall, sees the other plug on the
floor, approaches)

I plugged that in, I know I did!

                             THUG3

(approaches carrying a scuba tank and the slammer)

Now look who's putting us behind schedule.

                             THUG2

Button your lip.

(jump cut: Thug2 uses the sparking, smoking lance to cut a
three-inch-deep 2-foot-square groove in the concrete hallway
wall)

INT NIGHT WIDE: BANK BUILDING JANITOR'S CLOSET

                         PUNKY POCKET

(crawls under the door, climbs up the corner of a shelf unit to
the level of the circuit breaker box, she crosses to the box,
jumps across to the door latch, positions her foot on the wall
and, pulls hard on the latch and opens the door. She climbs over
the door and lowers herself via rope in front of the circuit
breakers, reading each label as she lowers)

(mumbles, points)

Lights, lights, outlet, outlet, restroom,.. There! Vault. We're
getting close. Hallway! That's it!

(she swings on the rope left and right by the breaker marked
"vault hallway", sticks out the bottom of her foot as she passes
the circuit breaker and clicks it off)

INT NIGHT WIDE: BANK BUILDING HALLWAY

(the plasma lance shuts off)

                             THUG2

What is it now!?

                             THUG3

You probably just popped a circuit breaker.

                             THUG2

Well, go find it. We don't have all night! The cleaning crew
will be here in less than an hour!

                             THUG3

(exiting toward janitor's closet)

You're not the boss of me.

INT NIGHT WIDE: BANK BUILDING JANITOR'S CLOSET

(door opens as Punky seeks shelter behind a gallon of bleach)

(Thug3 opens the circuit breaker box and runs his finger down
the row of circuit breakers until)

Found it. I was right.

(clicks circuit breaker on)

(exiting and closing door)

Shear genius.

                         PUNKY POCKET

(comes out of hiding, slides down the corner post of the shelf
unit to the lowest shelf, pulls and pushes a bottle of hand soap
off the shelf to the floor below, jumps down)

(to self, rolling bottle toward door)

Shear genius.

INT NIGHT WIDE: BANK BUILDING HALLWAY

                             THUG2

(completes the cutting of a square hole in the thick wall, turns
off the torch, kicks the cut block into the vault, looks through
the hole)

We're in.

(steps through the hole)

Come on, bring the slammer.

                             THUG3

(enters frame carrying the scuba tank and the thruster, steps
through the hole)

I'm right behind you.

(as soon as thugs are out of sight, the bottle of hand soap, now
on it's side with cover off, rolls into frame and past the hole
spilling soap all over the floor)

(Jump cut: Thug2 ducks through the hole into the hallway
carrying a stuffed bank bag in each hand.)

                             THUG2

(turning toward loading dock)

We are rich. We are filthy rich!

(slips and struggles on the slippery floor, falls flat on his
back, knocking the wind out of him)

                             THUG3

(ducks through the hole into the hallway carrying a stuffed bank
bag in each hand, walks past Thug2)

We're behind schedule! We don't have time to rest!

(slips and struggles on the slippery floor, falls flat on his
back, knocking the wind out of him)

(both thugs recover, struggle to their feet)

You know if it wasn't for bad luck, we wouldn't have any luck at
all.

                             THUG2

Luck?! This wasn't luck!

(points at soap bottle)

Somebody spilled a bottle of hand soap on the floor.

                             THUG3

I'll tear his lungs out!

                             THUG2

No time for that. The cleaning crew will be here any minute. We
have to load up the money and get out of here!

(picks up bags)

Keep your eyes peeled for booby traps.

INT NIGHT WIDE: BANK BUILDING HALLWAY AROUND THE CORNER

(Thugs step as if walking on ice, eyes darting in all
directions)

                             THUG2

See anything?

                             THUG3

Not yet.

(camera zooms in on the lower hinge of an open door off the
hallway as Punky pulls a rope tight around the hinge connecting
to the hinge of a door on the other side of the hallway. Thugs,
now walking backward looking for an attack from the rear, trips
backward over the near invisible rope, one thug topples the
other, they fall on their backs breathless again. Thug3 groans,
recovers first, looks over at Punky as she jumps down from the
hinge, he chases her on his hands and knees, but Punky scrambles
toward the door to the loading dock)

It's one of them Pocket People! Get her!

                             THUG2

(struggles to feet, runs)

I'll squash her like a bug!

(stomps as Punky dives under the door and out of danger)

Rats! I missed.

                             THUG3

(picking up stuffed bank bags)

Get the money, we have to get out of here.

EXT NIGHT WIDE: BANK BUILDING LOADING DOCK

(Thug2 backs through the door carrying two stuffed bank bags,
followed closely by Thug3, red and blue lights begin to blink
off camera)

                             THUG3

Oh oh!

(stops)

                             THUG2

(turning)

What's the matter now?

Oh oh!

(zoom out to show three toy helicopters and a jail transport
truck all with lights blinking)

                         PENNY POCKET

(to megaphone)

You are under arrest.

(fires a net and quickly wraps thug2, followed quickly by a net
that quickly disables Thug3)

                             THUG1

(backs through the door)

Hurry up, guys, the janitor service just arrived in the lobby.
That means the police will be here...

(turns)

Oh oh!

(a net enters frame and quickly wraps Thug1)

                         PUNKY POCKET

(camera zooms in on the closing door revealing Punky, hands on
hips, shouts)

I think that's the last of them, Mama.

                          PAUL POCKET

Good work, Punky.

                         PENNY POCKET

Yeah, good work, Punky. You got yourself grounded for a month.
No television, no telephone, no computer, no visitors.

                         PUNKY POCKET

Mama!

                         PENNY POCKET

Would you like to try for TWO months?

                         PUNKY POCKET

Sorry, Mama.

                         PENNY POCKET

Get into my helicopter. I'll take you home.

                         PUNKY POCKET

(exiting frame)

It's okay, Mama. I have the airplane up on the roof.

                         PENNY POCKET

AIRPLANE?! You mean you flew the airplane?!

                          PAUL POCKET

(enters helicopter)

Clever kid! Just like her mama.

                         PENNY POCKET

(enters helicopter)

Don't encourage her.

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