A Laptop is a portable computer small and light enough to sit on a person's lap while in use.
A Scratched Laptop is the same with lots of scratches at the top.
Now, don't point your hands at me. I am Innocent. And the fact, that I am investigating this case, makes it even more convincing.
Detective Mr. Stupid solves The Case of the Scratched Laptop.
I last saw the laptop a week back. Since then, I haven't had even the slightest glimpse. My Brother had said me to stay 500 meters away from it. To prove my Innocence, I even showed everyone at home my fingernails. They aren't that big to scratch the laptop.
Anyways, getting to the suspects. I decided to ask my Parents some questions. Stares was all I got. Since, it wasn't safe, I decided to take on others. My Parents - scratched off the list!
Just the previous day, my brother's friends had come along. This made them the next suspects. Weird Beard and Captain Monkey were first.
"When was the last time you guys saw the Laptop?"
"Can I have the cheese puffs in your Kitchen?", asked Captain Monkey.
"No. That is the last pack I have. And I am not going down the store for another one."
"Guys, the laptop?"
"Oh yeah. I saw it yesterday when your brother showed it to us.", said Weird Beard.
"Can I get the Cheese puffs?"
This wasn't helping. So, I had to scratch off their names from the Suspects list. Captain Monkey got two Cheese Puffs.
Next was Mister Boo. I wanted to make the questioning very simple.
"When did you see my Brother's Laptop?"
Silence for a few seconds...
"Laptop... Your brother's purchased a Laptop?"
This wasn't helping either. He had seen the Laptop a couple of days back. I guess, he couldn't recall the incident. All I could do is Boo at Mr. Boo.
Tyson was the only guy left on the list. Now, if I questioned him, I would get into a lot of trouble the next time I took him for a walk. He would convince his other doggy friends to chase me around the park. He was off the list...
So, the suspect had to be my Brother. Yeah, I know. The climax is always surprising and interesting. When I said this to him, he didn't feel very convinced. He kicked me out of his room.
Even though, The Case of the Scratched Laptop remains unsolved, the Laptop was fixed today since it was covered by Accidental Insurance.
My brother mentioned this on the documents -
Reason for return - Laptop developed scratches all of a sudden!
The Company believed him...