Becoming bored of their adoption racket, Thaddeus has his minions place him on the doorstep of a wealthy childless couple. It was during this time that the Rescue Rangers began investigating the robberies. Suspecting Thaddeus, Chip and Dale were able to get inside the house by fooling the couple into taking them in as pets. The rangers' initial attempts to bring Thaddeus to justice were hampered by Thaddeus as well as Gadget's recent desire to be nonviolent when solving crime. Eventually becoming angered, Gadget would set aside this desire and attempt to stop Thaddeus at any cost. Luckily, Thaddeus would be stopped before he and his minions could rob the wealthy couple, and were arrested by police, who became aware of Thaddeus's true nature as an adult, if pint-sized, crook.