As a way of promoting Mayberry's Founders' Day celebrations, the city council accepts Andy's suggestion that on the big day, they stop the first person coming through town and make him their guest of honor. The man they select is Sheldon Davis who has just been kicked out of a neighboring county. He is a thief and a pickpocket and having been given the key to the city, he has carte blanche to do what he likes. Once he gets his hands on Barney's keys - he has one for every business in town - he has access to those as well. Written by
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When Barney's gun goes off in the courthouse you can still see the outline of Barney's bullet in his shirt pocket. See more
Sheldon shakes hands with Andy, Floyd and other townspeople to steal their watches. However, when Andy asks for the time, two of them look at their left wrist when they had clearly shook with their right. See more