Fandom: Detective Conan
Publish Date: 9/24/2005 through 12/24/2006 (in Short Stack Stories)
Disclaimer: I don't own Detective Conan. But I do have homemade hand-puppets for each character...that's normal, right?
It was easily one of the strangest cases the Tokyo Metro Police Department had ever encountered. They’d been getting calls left and right, all with the same story: the person or family had gone through a drive-through and gotten burgers. They’d taken it home, turned their backs for a moment, and when they’d come back, their food had been filched.
After several weeks of these cases, they called in the big guns: Mouri Kogoro, detective. And right at his heels was a young boy, known as Edogawa Conan—Mouri’s apprentice.
In the end, it was Conan who caught the sandwich swiper. His method was simple: he set a fast food bag out on a table, and hid. In short order, the villain appeared and attempted to make off with the meal. He was able to jump out and make the collar, catching the thief red-handed—literally, because the criminal was so surprised that he squeezed a ketchup packet and it exploded in his palm.
After the police were called, Conan’s phone rang. It was Hattori, and Conan wasted no time in telling him the basic facts of this latest case, in all its bizarre glory.
“You’re kidding me,” Hattori said after hearing the story. “So whose your guy?”
Conan glanced over at the odd-looking culprit: a man in a black and white striped outfit, with a cape, a wide-brimmed hat, a mask over his eyes, and a red burger-print tie. “Have you ever heard of someone named Hamburgler?”