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Exactly. I assume the police reports list the vehicle model. Are all of the thefts from the same model? Manfucaturer.  Were the reservoirs the same make. Seems like our frosty friend went through a hell of a lot of trouble for a little bit of antifreeze.

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"Hey, Will! Nice car - bit of a fixer-upper, so, huh?" Lee begins to pace around the car. "Geeze... gonna need a new paint job, at least - no offense to you army types, but drab's a bit... meh... I'd say. Not really the sort of thing that shouts "super", is it?" With an easy leap, he swings himself into the backseat. "Probably should cover this up, too..." He falls silent while the others talk about the reservoirs, running his hands over the frame of the car before jumping back down to take a look inside the booth. After a few minutes though, he speaks up, still head-and-shoulders in the booth. "You guys want to know what's in these that this guy wants so much, right? So let's see if we can get one ourselves - a used one, just like he's stealing, and we'll pop it open and take a look. Will, you've got to have some buddies in engineering or something, right? Any chance you could hunt us up an old tank, maybe even a gallon of coolant to fiddle with?"

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[The police reports list the model only as "Military Vehicle." It is unknown what type, but based on the fact that yours was assaulted, you can probably assume that they were newer models running with a carbon nanofiber reservoir in place of plastic.]

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SGT Wilkinson knows that military vehicles were targeted, but was unaware that only military vehicles were targeted. The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) was handling it, and they aren't known for sharing information with people not involved in the investigations. SGT Wilkinson works for the Engineer Research and Development Command (ERDC).

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After listening to the rest of the group talk for a few minutes, Lee pulls his head out of the car. Straightening, he turns to the rest of the group. "Well, now that we're all up, and we've got wheels, let's go visit the scene of the crime! No point sticking around here when Ms. Roosevelt's gonna be a few hours... maybe we can have something to show her when she gets here?" As he heads towards his bunk to grab his stuff, he grins at SGT Wilkinson. "Hey, you driving? Shotgun!"

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"Whatever," Aegis mutters under his breath as he shakes his head at Lee.  He quickly gathers his weapon and assorted miscellany before heading to the vehicle himself.  "Everyone got what they need?"

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SGT Wilkinson looks at Lee, "No, kid, I'm not going with you. Not enough room for all of you plus me. Besides, I've got paperwork to do. Trucks aren't free, you know." With that, he turns to Zero, "Good luck, buddy, don't get your circuits fried, and let me know as soon as you find something out. The bosses are interested now."

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"You have my gratitude entity/friend/Sargent Wilkinson.   We shall provide you with any information can ascertain," states Type Zero.  "I am prepared for travel, entity Aegis."

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"Aw... well, we'll see you around, right? Have a good time doing... I dunno. But have fun with your paperstuff! We'll bring you back a supervillain!" Lee grins at the man, shoving his stuff onto the passenger seat as he pulls on his jacket.

 

"I'm ready!" He seems excited to be headed out, rocking slightly on the balls of his feet as he waits for the rest of the group to be ready. "So... who's gonna take the wheel, then? 'Cause I'm not driving..."

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Everyone piles into the dilapidated HMMWV, and Aegis pulls it out of the warehouse. Lee chatters the whole way to the scene, as usual, and during the day, the streets don't seem that bad. You drive through town to the east side, to the Nice'n'Easy on the corner of Culver Ave. and 41st St. The scene is vacant, other than the convenience store clerk, and a couple of stray dogs meandering through the streets.

 

On the ground, there is evidence of small fires here and there, but the expected coolant stains are nowhere to be found.

Perhaps the green ice was a trick of the streetlights, or maybe a dye in the water? The cold-using super's arm was definitely cybernetic, and that's where the ice was coming from.

You do, however, find a leather jacket that matches the swatch found stuck in the door of your old truck. It is black, and slightly thicker than normal leather. It may be synthetic, and designed for motorcyclists. It is definitely heavier-duty than your typical bomber jacket. There is something in the pocket, and pulling it out reveals a very broken cellular telephone. There are also bits of glass, and scraps of the door hinges from where they were so obviously cut through.

 

All in all, if you didn't know there was a fight here, you probably wouldn't. But, then again, if you were a super-villain, would you want everyone knowing that you were stealing tech from military vehicles?

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 "Huh. Suprised no one's locked this area down - I'd think that a fight between super's'd have folks out and about, wouldn't you? The cops or the army, if no one else..." Lee hops out of the car and takes a good look around, scuffing and looking a bit guilty when he notices the scorchmarks. Once he's seen the area, he turns to the rest of the group. "Hey, anyone want to come with me, help chat up the convenience store guy? I wouldn't mind getting a better timeline of what happened after we left, and he'd probably know... Magik? Wanna come? Aegis?"

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