At the beginning of their patrol the officers are forced to wear long sleeves although the forecast is for hot weather. A call about a theft in a park leads to a tip that a man had his bicycle pump stolen from his bicycle and it might have contained drugs. Man complains about his grass being trampled by people shopping at his neighbor's never ending yard sale. When they investigate the sale, they find some of the items are stolen. The man running the sale is taking the items on consignment from a man who supposedly does repo work. They wait and arrest the man who gives them a tip on where a man wanted for murder is hiding leading to the man's capture. They learn that short sleeves were approved hours ago but missed the radio call. A drive through the park finds a woman in her car suffering withdrawal symptoms. After she is helped, they spot a man walking a bicycle. When confronted, he turns out to be her connection with drugs in his bicycle pump. Written by
Did You Know?
The character name Fred Tosca was also used in the Dragnet episode The Hammer (episode 1.7, from March, 1967). In that episode, Tosca was the perpetrator, rather than a nice guy like in this episode of Adam-12. See more
When out in front of the "Yard sale" house, with the in-custody, you can see black tape over the numbers on the overhead light, but a second later you can see the 1 and 012 numbers clearly. See more