Two brothers hijack a new-car carrier, planning to sell the cars to get cash to purchase a farm. When the driver dies from injuries sustained in the hijacking, they make a panic-stricken attempt to dispose of the evidence.

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Paul Harber ...
Phil Hogan
Gene Hardy ...
Red Hogan
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Sergeant Moore
Robert Sherman ...
Officer Johnson
George Barrows ...
George Bennett (as George D. Barrows)
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Phil and Red Hogan hijack and abandon a new-car carrier, store the three new cars in their barn, and prepare to sell them in order to obtain cash to purchase a better farm. A radio broadcast alerts them that the carrier has been found and that its driver has died from injuries sustained in the hijacking. They realize that capture may mean the death penalty and they try to hurriedly dispose of the cars in the remote countryside. Dan Mathews and Sergeant Moore use the carrier's odometer readings to deduce that it was driven only a short distance from where it was found and they are able to narrow the area of their search. When they go to check out the Hogans' farm, the brothers expose their involvement by fleeing in a panic. Written by Sam Spear

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1957 (USA)  »

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This is the series' only episode in which "Officer Johnson" was played by someone other than William Boyett. See more »

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The stolen cars are being transported "fresh from the factory" and should not have license plates. See more »

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Narrator: The Highway Patrol's responsibility as a law enforcement agency extends to all vehicles on the state roads, even the cars that travel without touching the ground. These are the new cars, fresh from the factory, transported by carriers to specific distribution points. The drivers depend on the Highway Patrol to forewarn them of all danger elements along the truck routes. But unfortunately, the most dangerous element of all, the human one, is the most unpredictable.
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A Classic-Car Buff's Nightmare...
23 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A good plan on theory but was doomed to failure, especially since the car thieves left too many clues in close proximity to their farm.. but they did manage to hijack an auto transport truck carrying a 3 brand new Mopars; a 1957 Desoto Fireflite 4-door, a 1957 Dodge complete with Lancer 4-bar wheel covers, and a 1957 Imperial. From there they attempted to disguise the cars for a quick sale by adding dings and dents with a hammer, dirtying them up with grease, and changing out the brand new white walls for old tires. Painful to hear (thankfully not shown) the banging with a hammer on these beautiful cars, and then later with the HP in pursuit, the criminals tried to slow them down by tossing the brand new white walls at them.. any idea what new white walls sell for today? Nonetheless, a very enjoyable and entertaining episode!


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