Homer takes the law into his own hands after Springfield is victimized by a cat burglar.
The Simpsons awaken one morning to discover they were robbed during the night. But the break-in is only part of a crime wave sweeping the city—a series of thefts attributed to the mysterious Springfield Cat Burglar, who leaves a calling card at the scene of the crimes. Residents arm themselves and install sophisticated electronic security devices to protect their homes and valuables, but they are easily defeated by the thief. Left with little choice, the Neighborhood Watch group elects Homer as its leader.
The members of Homer’s group arm themselves and take to the streets, but the group manages to break more laws than catch criminals. While being interviewed on live television, Homer receives a call from the cat burglar, who threatens to steal the world’s largest cubic zirconia from the Springfield museum. Members of the Neighborhood Watch guard the museum, but Homer is distracted by the sight of underage children experimenting with beer. Homer consumes all their beer and gets drunk. The cat burglar easily makes his way into the museum and steals the zirconia. Angry citizens pummel Homer with fruit.
Grandpa Simpson proudly reveals to Homer that the cat burglar is none other than Mr. Molloy, a dapper, charming man who resides with him at the retirement home. Citizens storm the home and find their stolen property in Molloy’s possession. Wiggum places the criminal under arrest. Molloy announces that millions of dollars are buried beneath a Big T. The people of Springfield rush to a palm tree in the shape of a “T.” But when they dig a hole beneath the tree, they find a note from Molloy announcing that while the townspeople were on a wild goosechase, he escaped from jail.
Source: 20th Century Fox