While Perry and Della have dinner at Morey Allen's restaurant, their waitress Dixie Dayton leaves suddenly and is run over by a car after shots are heard. Morey says he knows little about her as she started working there only 10 days ago. The police are soon there but Perry notices that one tough looking man isn't too interested in what's happening. Morey asks Perry to take charge of Dixie's mink coat, which makes Perry wonder how she could afford one. He finds a pawn ticket in the collar and Paul traces it to a gun, one that was used in the recent murder of a police officer. The man Perry saw in the restaurant is George Fayette, a very shady character with a criminal background. When Fayette is found murdered, Morey and Dixie are jointly charged with his murder and Perry defends them. Perry and Paul must contend with Lt. Tragg and Det. Sgt. Jaffrey who show little restraint in their push to solve the murder of a fellow police officer. Written by
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Two pawn tickets- one she hides in the label of a mink coat, the other ticket stays in her purse where anybody might find it. It's inconsistent.
She's a woman.
Nah, that's no excuse.