Newlyweds Carl and Jennifer Stone arrive at Phillips' Cafe just in time to witness a botched robbery in which the counterman is killed. Perpetrator Joe Norton permits the two to leave on the condition that they never tell anyone what they saw. Joe's brother Pete is dubious and sets out to find and silence the frightened witnesses for good. Carl Stone subsequently has an attack of conscience and provides Dan Mathews with an anonymous tip that leads to Joe Norton's arrest. Joe's alibi is shaky, but Dan is determined to use existing leads to find the Stones in order to make the case airtight. Pete Norton catches up to the Stones, but Dan arrives shortly thereafter and uses a ruse to lure Pete into the open. Written by
This was the first episode in which William Boyett's character was renamed "Sergeant Ken Williams". For the preceding three seasons, his character was named "Officer Johnson" (occasionally becoming "Sergeant Johnson" without any explanation). See more »
Matthews says the lab reports of the footprints revealed the gender, height (to within a half-inch), and weight of the subjects. Even in modern times, shoe impressions cannot reveal the gender or specific height of the subject wearing them- only a range of height if multiple impressions are obtained to determine stride. He goes on to grossly understate the weights of the cars as 3,200 and 3,400 pounds and to again incorrectly surmise the type of car (coupe and convertible) based upon a tire impression. An average full-size American coupe or convertible in 1958 was huge and had lots of metal. Average weights were well over 4,000 pounds empty, and the occupant/luggage weights of several hundred pounds would also need to be added to any tire impression. See more »
The problem of law and order is not the private concern of the man wearing the badge. In its never-ending war against crime, the Highway Patrol, like every law enforcement agency, needs the cooperation and support of all the citizens. On Thursday morning, while on a cross-country honeymoon trip, Mr. And Mrs. Carl Stone stopped at a diner and became involved in murder.
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