Leon Gorwald is a traveling salesman who stops in a small town to buy gas. He crosses the street against the light and a local policeman starts writing him a ticket for jaywalking. Gorwald tries to bribe the officer and is promptly arrested and put in a jail cell awaiting the return of the local judge. In the meantime, the local sheriff has arrested a stranger for murdering a local girl. Things get desperate when a local mob decide to lynch the stranger, but by now he has overpowered the sheriff and forced Gorwald to change clothes. The mob drags Gorwald away but things turn out OK for him, in more ways than one. Written by
Did You Know?
John Fiedler, who played the mild-mannered murderer, was later to play another knife-wielding killer in the Star Trek episode "Wolf in the Fold" where his character is temporarily possessed by the spirit of Jack Ripper. See more
A murder suspect never once protests his innocence, which he logically should have done given the fact that he really was innocent. See more
Sheriff, please, you've gotta let me out of here! You can't keep me locked up!