Being a side character while the smart characters figure everything out.
They really just be standing there looking crazy.
The detective deducted that the culprit was a kleptomaniac janitor and that he was on his way to carry the guy he folded outside, but he noticed the kicks on his feet and took them. Then, while he was taking the shoes, he noticed more shoes on the shoe rack and couldn’t help himself, but he couldn’t take all of the shoes and carry the guy out at the same time. So he left him. He came back later to finish what he was doing, but then the detective showed up so he tried to play it off.
THE detective thought through all of that and his partner didn't hear a word of it
Oddwin - 19