Case of the Missing Rings
Detective Nose entered the dark cottage and spied the distraught woman Ms. Lloyd sitting on her sofa by candle light. A uniformed Officer passed by and assured Nose that they would have the power on in an instant. Detective Nose then approached the woman and asked for her story.
“I was watching an old movie when the lights suddenly went out. Just then, I heard some strange noises coming from the bedroom. I got up to investigate when all of a sudden someone came flying out of the bedroom in such a rush that they knocked me down. Although I did not get a look at the offender, I did hear them open the front door and run out.. At this point, I crawled over to my desk and picked up my phone to call you people. When I got off the phone I lit some candles and checked the bedroom, that’s when I saw that my diamond rings were missing.”
The lights suddenly flashed on and Detective Nose was able to get a good look at the neat cottage. There was a large fireplace, and a very modern computer sitting on a desk. The front door was opposite another door which lead to the bedroom. The phone rang and the woman got up to answer it. Inspector Nose watched as Ms. Lloyd picked up the cordless phone and nodded as she politely excused herself and went into the bedroom to continue with the call. When she returned, the Detective asked her if that was the only phone in the cottage. She assured him that it was.
“I guess the only other question I have then, Ms. Lloyd, is where did you hide the rings?”
Why did detective Nose suspect that the woman was lying?
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