Wilma has hidden cash to purchase a gift for Fred: a bowling ball. Fred finds the cash and, believing the money itself to be his gift, takes it and goes to buy the bowling ball. However, back at home, Wilma believes she has been robbed and reports the disappearance of the money to the police. Feeling guilty, Fred wants to return the bowling ball and re-stash the money. Meanwhile, Arnold the newsboy smells something fishy.