Les Curtis commits a murder to steal two counterfeit currency plates, then commits another while swindling the intended buyers out of $20,000. Appearing to be an innocuous insurance agent with a briefcase, he is able to hitch a ride with two middle-aged women. The ladies are unaware that the "nice young man" is a double murderer who is being hotly pursued by the Highway Patrol AND by a vengeful victim of his swindle. Written by
$4.53 in 1959 is worth $37.02 in 2015. A 1959 Chevrolet Impala could hold 20 gallons of gasoline, while a 2014 Chevrolet Impala could hold 18.5 gallons. The average price for a gallon of gas in Los Angeles in 1959 was 30 cents, while in 2015 it was $3.50. The cost to fill a 1959 Impala was $6.00, while the cost to fill a 2014 Impala was $64.75. Adjusted for inflation, the $6.00 would equal $37.02 in 2015. See more »
While at the hotel discussing the case with Sgt. Williams, Matthews says the manager gave them a lead on a suspect, "a guy by the name of Manson" and then goes on to describe someone named Les. Manson was the murder victim they had already identified by name. See more »
Law enforcement agencies do not agree with the common belief that society always benefits when criminals exterminate each other. For when the underworld settles its disputes by violence, there is no regard for the safety of innocent citizens. The Highway Patrol was faced with this problem early last month. Les Curtis had worked as an errand boy for a master counterfeiter, Alfred Manson. Now, as he and Manson prepared to deliver a set of counterfeit engraving plates, Curtis decided ...
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