Mobile is the third most populous city in the Southern U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Mobile County. It was founded as the capital of the French colony of Louisiana, which was much larger than the modern state of the same name.
After Bronislav Nedic stole stole nearly $10,000 from Vanessa Ferguson's savings account, he tried to disappear but Ferguson managed to trace him to a new restaurant, Unity in Mobile, Alabama. She informed her father, San Atanasio Police Captain Colin Ferguson, who in turn contacted Lieutenant Randall Atkins of the Mobile Police Theft and Fraud Unit. Atkins was sympathetic but unwilling to take action since Nedic's restaurant was providing new jobs, something in short supply since the Yellowstone Supervolcano eruption. Unless Nedic committed a local crime, the Mobile Police were unwilling to do anything.