A trio of Californian robbers dropped in
To Spokane in seventy-five,

They must have thought the police here were pretty
Inept and just barely alive,

The truth is that the authorities were informed
Of the crooks crossing state lines,

All the jewelry stores in Spokane
Were alerted -- NCIC has its grapevines,

Came the big day -- three perpetrators they
Set off to perform their big heist,

Undercover police watched their every move --
The getaway car awaited the ice,

When the number one thug got the diamonds and emerged
From the victim's jewelry shop

The police were on him like a dog on a bone --
More than just the jewels he did drop.

by D. Edgar Murray 10/22/2000.