Dino had to get the briefcase away from the man before he reached the bank – he had to. A muffled shot, made in desperation, didn't seem to attract attention in the noisy mall. However, Jennifer witnessed the botched robbery from across the mall as the man collapsed. Dino picked up the briefcase as panic overwhelmed him – he had been observed. He rushed to intercept the witness as she ran toward the main mall exit.
Tim and his reporter friend, Greg, helped Jennifer elude those who wanted her silenced, if not to disappear altogether. The contents of the briefcase would disclose the depth and breadth of the mob investment and money-laundering scheme, and would set the stage for violence and murder.