Adam-12: Season 5, Episode 13

O'Brien's Stand (3 Jan. 1973)

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A little old lady has her purse stolen and annoys the police until the thief is caught. The Adam-12 team are assigned undercover work on the case. Also, a routine traffic stop uncovers two men involved in a criminal situation.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Lillian Bronson ...
Mrs. O'Brien
William Boyett ...
Carlos Romero ...
Murray MacLeod ...
Fred Hiller
Richard Drout Miller ...
Paul Seever (as Drout Miller)
Myron Healey ...
Fred Stromsoe ...
Boy (as Craig Hundley)
Jeff Donnell ...
Mrs. James Nelson


Mac has a problem. Malloy's landlady who is a feisty little old lady had her purse stolen by a red headed boy. She refuses to leave the station until her case is solved. While on patrol they spot a car that seems to be acting strange. When Malloy circles around on it, the car rabbits and the two men are arrested after a car chase for reckless driving and heroin found in the car. At the station Mrs. O'Brien is hounding the detectives. Malloy after studying a rash of similar thefts suggests using a decoy to test his theory. He believes they are stealing women's Social Security checks when they leave the Post Office. A patrol call takes them to a house where a woman has reported that her husband has killed their son with a shovel. Reid notices tire tracks and wads of paper at the scene as they arrest the husband. Malloy and Reid are called back to the station to handle a picket line created by Mrs. O'Brien and her friends. While there Mac talks to Reid about the murder and Reid realizes ... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery





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