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"Good." Hotch started to say as Reid dashed into the room, followed by Rossi. "Now, I-"
"The kleptomaniac struck again!" Reid blurted out.
"What?" Prentiss asked.
"I was at the coffee machine and the sugar and the cream are missing!"
"So?" Seaver held a hand up sideways. "They probably just ran out or got misplaced."
"No! They restocked them yesterday and I saw them just this morning! The kleptomaniac must have taken them!"
"Okay," Hotch answered mildly, "we'll have to keep a look out for those. Now, I think we should all-"
"But wait!" Reid screeched again. " Shouldn't we investigate?"
"We will." Hotch assured. " Along with all the other items. But first we should talk about what we found. So,-"
"But we could get finger prints! Watch the footage to see who was at the coffee counter this morning!" Reid interjected.
This elicited a chuckle from Morgan. "Come on, Man. That's got to be everybody in this office. How are we supposed to narrow it down?"
"…we can eliminate a few…" Reid answered, no longer so sure of himself.
"I'm sure we can Reid." Rossi said, clapping the genius on the back. "But we can put that task together with the other footage."
"But-but-but this is important!" Reid whined.
Garcia laughed. "I promise I will give this footage top priority, my little Einstein!"
Slightly mollified, Reid dropped into a chair. "Alright."
After a moment, Hotch continued. "Okay. So Prentiss, Morgan, what did you get?"
"Well, there are only a handful that we can be certain were stolen." Prentiss said. "We passed those ones on to Garcia."
"Okay, Garcia?" Hotch asked.
"Well, here's the thing. There haven't been a whole lot of overlap in people around the areas. But out of all the tapes, the majority did have one who was in the vicinity, if not immediately near the object."
"Who?" Reid breathed desperately.