Spoiled rich kid Chip Tyson runs down an elderly pedestrian and flees the scene for reasons bigger than just fear. He concocts an alibi and enlists an accomplice in his cover up. Dan Adams ...
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Spoiled rich kid Chip Tyson runs down an elderly pedestrian and flees the scene for reasons bigger than just fear. He concocts an alibi and enlists an accomplice in his cover up. Dan Adams arrives to unravel Chip's tangled web of deception. Written by
Gary R. Peterson
Coronado 9 was a one season Private Eye series that ran during, 1960-61. Rod Cameron plays a former Navy Intelligence officer who decides to set up shop as a private investigator. He works out of his beach front house in San Diego. This is episode 11 of the series.
It is late at night and a young driver, Robert Crosson, is speeding along. He is going too fast and creams a woman crossing the street. Crosson takes a look back at the woman, then, piles onto the gas. A passing cop car sees the hit and run and gives chase. Crosson leads the Police on a wild chase till he blows a tire and crashes. He hotfoots it into the darkness and heads for home. Once at home, he calls the Police and reports that his car has been stolen.
The Detectives are soon paying Mister Crosson a visit. He gives the Police the cock and bull story about his car being stolen. The Police don't buy the tale for a moment and cuff the kid for a trip to jail.
The next day, Crosson's mother, Kate Warren, asks P.I. Cameron to look into the matter. Warren is well off and tells Cameron to spare no expense. Cameron does his bit but is soon convinced that Crosson is guilty. The charge now is manslaughter, as the woman has died.
Crosson is soon out on bail. He goes to his girl's place and arranges for her to give him an alibi for the time of the hit and run. Cameron interviews the girl, Allison Daniell, and knows a lie when he hears it. Cameron is sure something rotten is going on, so he tails Daniell when she drives off.
The tail leads Cameron to a waterfront dive of a hotel. He finds out that a dope smuggling ring led by, Roy Engel and James Lanphier, is using the hotel as their headquarters. They were using young Crosson to bring heroin up from Mexico. Nobody would expect a rich boy to be a smuggler. Crosson was in hock to the smugglers for some large coin.
Engel decides that Crosson is an un-needed loose end. Engel and company are sure he is soft and will spill to the Police, if really pushed. They kill the kid and make it look like a suicide. They however go too far when they make to dispose of Daniell and Cameron as well.
The mandatory round of flying fists and blazing guns soon convince the criminals of the error of their ways. One is killed, and the other is handed over to John Law.
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