The duo is called to a press shop to take a theft report for a small offset press. Reed discovers a faucet used to break a window that proves to have the fingerprints of the thief. On the next call they are told an armed man has barricaded himself into a building scheduled for demolition the next day. He turns out to be a nearly blind man in his eighties with a non-functioning rusted old rifle. They agree to come back to take him to a home for the elderly but find he has runoff when they return. They find him on the street and convince him as their friend with a special relationship to check out the home. They encounter an army tank converted for legal road use. Malloy suggest the owner allow them to post a message about it in the police stations to reduce his encounters with the police. Finally a van running a red light leads to a chase and the capture of the thief of the press and the recovery of the press being used to print winning betting slips at the race track. Written by
Did You Know?
The armored car was a WW II era M8 Greyhound. The LAPD also had some surplus M8s of their own around this time frame. See more
The press in the back of the truck would need 110 volts to run. It is possible at this portrayed in the episode to have AC power supplies in vehicles. But they require gasoline power generators. And nothing like that is heard running. See more