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:
Mrs. O'Brien
William Boyett ...
Carlos Romero ...
Fred Hiller
Richard Drout Miller ...
Paul Seever (as Drout Miller)
Fred Stromsoe ...
Boy (as Craig Hundley)
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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3 January 1973 (USA)  »

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In the scene where the old ladies are protesting in front of the police station, there is a Church of Scientology across the street. See more »


When they pulled over the green car in the lumber yard the driver opens his door twice. See more »

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