Department store owner Ben Weaver becomes concerned when he realizes that a good amount of his stock has gone missing. Andy thinks it's due to shoplifting but Barney is convinced that it may be a burglar so he breaks a date with Thelma Lou to explore the premises after hours. Ben Weaver decides to do the same and all they manage to do is scare each other half to death. Andy finally gets Barney to go to the store during regular working hours to keep his eyes open for shoplifters but when the bumbling Deputy arrests what appears to be a kindly old lady he seems to have messed up yet again. Written by
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Ben Weaver is played by Tol Avery. The first actor to play Ben Weaver before his passing was veteran actor Will Wright. See more
When Andy comes into the store at night and finds Barney & Ben Weaver, he reaches for the light switch, and the lights come on even though he obviously does not move the switch. Moments later the switch is still in the same position it was (down) before the lights came on. See more
Sheriff Andy Taylor
He's one of our most respected citizens, one of our best church-goin' members. He knows every hymn in the book.
Deputy Barney Fife
Aw, that's just a front! You watch him sometime when we're singin' "Leaning On The Everlasting Arms." He don't even know the words! He just moves his lips!