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Log 54: Impersonation 

A police detective is suspected of bilking a fight promoter out of $350. Is he guilty, or is it another criminal engaging in a slick new crime called identity theft?

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Officer Pete Malloy
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Officer Jim Reed
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Mrs. Dunkit
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Freddy Rivers
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Harv
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Pawnbroker
William Boyett ...
Sgt. MacDonald
Morris D. Erby ...
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Mary Burnside
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Det. Hal Forest
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Lt. Moore
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Mr. Wall
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Det. Fremont
Thom Carney ...
Garage Man
William Victor Scott ...
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In between some of their one off calls - a woman beating up on a car with a baseball bat, a suspected residential burglary in progress, and a theft at an auto mechanics shop - Malloy and Reed deal with a string of incidents which may implicate one of their own, Detective Hal Forest in Vice. Malloy and Reed attend to two separate incidents in which someone flashing a badge and having official police ID with Forest's name committed a crime. The first, "Forest" stole $350 from a boxing gym purportedly on a counterfeit money case. The second, "Forest" stole a gun from a pawn shop, threatening the owner not to report the incident or else. In both cases, the victim is able to provide a description which matches that of the real Forest. In addition, Malloy, who knows Forest well, is aware that he is facing some financial stress which may have made him get desperate. They are not to tell Forest of these incidents in the possibility that it is indeed Forest committing these crimes, while ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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7 February 1970 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The identities of look-alike actor brothers William Hudson (Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)) and John Hudson (The Screaming Skull (1958)) are frequently confused, even by B-movie buffs. In this episode, William impersonates John, who plays an LAPD detective. See more »

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When Reed and Malloy are entering the gym, the sign says, "River's Gym", indicating that the proprietor's name is River when it's actually Rivers. Rivers's sweatshirt is punctuated acceptably as "Rivers' Gym", although "Rivers's Gym" would be more correct. See more »

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