CHiPs: Season 2, Episode 14

Repo Man (6 Jan. 1979)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Jon's heroism makes him a reluctant local celebrity. A disreputable repo man makes life difficult for Ponch and Jon. The CHPs pull a practical joke on their published writer colleague Grossman.



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Henry Acuna ...
Wayne Bauer ...
Anna Berger ...
Mary Taylor
Casey Brown ...
Louise Jessup
Tommy Bush ...
Mickey Cherney ...
Bill Deiz ...
Gregg Forrest ...
Brodie Greer ...
Trevor Henley ...


Jon's heroism makes him a reluctant local celebrity. A disreputable repo man makes life difficult for Ponch and Jon. The CHPs pull a practical joke on their published writer colleague Grossman.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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6 January 1979 (USA)  »

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The Repo Man's Racket
30 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode,Jon and Ponch stumble into a repo man's racket.

Ponch arrives on the scene and radios for a paramedic and ambulance. A news crew arrives and films Ponch and a doctor administering CPR to the bus driver. Jon stops off to get his watchband replaced. While on their beat, Ponch and Jon come across a couple arguing with a repo man, Mr. Ware. Ponch and Jon tell Mr. Ware that he is illegally repossessing the couple's trailer and that he must release it. Ware responds with a threat and a demand for their names.

The repo man makes a call to Mrs. Jessup and convinces her that her son has been hurt at school. As she leaves her place of work, he approaches her and tells her that her son is not hurt, but that Otis Jessup has not been making payments on his car. On the freeway, Otis Jessup tries to run Ware, who is towing Jessup's repossessed car, off of the road. The car comes detached and rolls over on the freeway. Jon cites Otis Jessup for reckless driving; Ponch cites Ware for the same.

Under cover of darkness, Ware repossesses another car while Ponch and Jon, both off-duty, look on. They follow him back to his office where they see him remove the license plate from the car. The next morning Ponch and Jon wait outside of Ware's office as he leaves. Ponch takes down the license plates of the cars on Ware's lot. Jon tails Ware and spots him handing the license plate to a guy at a salvage yard who proceeds to attach it to a wrecked car. Ware photographs the wrecked car and pays off the worker for a previous job.

Ponch and Jon meet up with Getraer to whom they explain what they think Ware is doing. They want a chance to catch Ware in the act, behind the wheel of a stolen car. The next day, Ponch arrives at Ware's office and he confronts Ware about the false information he gave regarding his and Jon's credit. Ponch then confronts him about the cars on his lot and lets him know that he is on to his racket. Ponch leaves and returns to where Jon is waiting. They see Ware leave in a Ford Thunderbird and they follow. Seven Adam and Mary Five join the chase. When ware can go no further, he gets out and tries to escape on foot before taking control of a construction vehicle. Ponch and Jon pursue on foot and when Ware gets stuck, they arrest him.

Exciting road chases dominate this episode of CHiPs.

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