About five minutes from now, Walker will tell Williams how a rich man should guard his possessions. He'll say you should never hang your chain with anyone who can't cover it. He'll lay out the difference between himself—a trustworthy man with deep cash reserves—and the old friends Williams has brought along for the ride.
But Williams doesn't need friends who can cover the chain. He needs friends who will cover him, just as he covers them, just as he prepares to leave the white limousine and go cover Marshall.
And so, when he takes off the diamond chain, he hands it to his old friend John Sheppard for safekeeping. And when Sheppard takes the diamond chain and sees his friend get out of the white limousine, he throws the chain under the seat and follows him. The other friends go too. There are many accounts of what takes place on the snowbank, but this fact is certain: Walker is not there. When he tells the police he avoids conflict, he is telling the absolute truth.
Williams approaches the fighters. He tells them to break it up and go home. His friend hears him raise his voice and tell Marshall, "Come on, get in the limo," thus deepening the connection between Marshall and the white Hummer. But the fighters won't listen. Marshall's cousin slaps Williams's hands down and says, "Nobody touch me."
Finally Williams gives up. He tells his friends to get back in the limousine. They get back in. Little Willie heads down the sidewalk with good reason to believe that Marshall is riding in the white Hummer. As Little Willie goes to the trunk, Marshall goes to the Town Car and flees for the suburbs.
At 2:13 the white Hummer limousine begins to pull away from the curb.
A few seconds later it stops. The diamond chain is missing. They can't leave until it's found.
Around this time, a man fitting Little Willie's description is seen in a Chevy Tahoe idling on Broadway, in position to follow the white limousine.
The chain is found under the seat. Javon Walker puts it in his pocket and promises to keep it safe. The white limousine takes off. On the boulevard, a woman hears a sound like fireworks.