Three years ago, talented jewel thief Miles Logan (Martin Lawrence) was forced to hide his stolen stash of precious diamonds at a construction site when his $20-million heist went bad. Today, Logan is out of jail – and willing to go to outrageous lengths to get that loot back. The problem? The site where he hid the diamonds is now an L.A. police precinct.
Attempting to recover his riches, he impersonates a detective and ends up in the midst of drug busts, car chases and robberies along with his rookie partner (Luke Wilson). In the end, the very same criminal expertise Miles uses to reclaim his booty ends up inadvertently solving cases and winning the admiration of his “fellow cops."