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"Well this was definitely stolen!" Prentiss said, holding up a report of a stolen purse. "No woman's going to 'misplace' her purse at work."
"Yeah, and so's this one." Morgan seconded, holding up a picture of a wallet. "But other than that…" He held up his hands.
"I know what you mean; lots of these could just be forgotten in the bathroom or slip off."
Morgan sighed. "Okay; why don't we take what we have down to Garcia and Seaver. They can see if these were taken by the same person and we can go from there."
Meanwhile, Hotch, Rossi, and Reid were sitting in the Bull Pen talking about anything but the case while they watched their colleagues.
"You know the origin of April Fool's day has never been decided on?" Reid rambled.
"Is that so?" Rossi asked, feigning interest.
"Mmhm." Reid nodded. "Some people think that it started when they changed the start of the New Year from April 1st to January 1st and some people hadn't heard and others think that it points back to the biblical story of the three magi and how they tricked Herod, and still others think-" He kept going and Hotch and Rossi shared a private smile.
Hotch scanned the crowd. "You know, I hate to interrupt you, Reid," He said, "But I think I should go check up on the others."
"Oh." Reid blinked. "Okay." And then he continued his lecture, directing it at Rossi.
He got to the tech. room shortly after Morgan and Prentiss did. "How are things going ?"
"Well, we haven't gone through the whole pile yet but we've found some that we think were stolen and we're going to have Garcia and Seaver go through them before we move on." Prentiss explained.
"Good." Hotch nodded. "Well, I guess I'll leave you to your work; let me know if you have any problems."
"Aye-Aye, Captain!" Garcia replied.
"Yes, sir." Seaver seconded.
Hotch reentered the Bull Pen just as Reid was finishing his speech on April Fool's day. "I take it nothing earthshattering has happened?"
"Nope." Rossi sighed. "Reid was just explaining to me how different cultures celebrate April Fool's."
"Yeah, it's fascinating, really," Reid began and Hotch prepared himself to listen to another long lecture. He was saved however, by an unearthly shriek from the direction he had just come from.