Steve Naylor was imprisoned for six years for his part in stealing $250,000 in an armored car robbery. The money was never recovered and an insurance investigator has been watching him and informing Dan Mathews of his movements. When the investigator informs Dan Mathews that Naylor has suddenly broken his routine, Dan and his officers know they must be discreet about following the tail-wise felon. They use an unmarked car and triangulation radio equipment (complete with concealed transmitter) to follow Naylor and his accomplice Carson to the remote hiding place. A gun battle erupts after the money has been dug up. Naylor and Carson's greed and mutual distrust for each other result in an ironic climax. Written by
This was the first episode to no longer name California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Bernard R. Caldwell in the opening segment and give credit to the CHP for technical assistance. Beginning with this episode, they were dedicated to the highway patrols throughout the nation and generically gave thanks for technical advice without naming any agency. This change did not align with Caldwell's tenure, since he served as CHP Commissioner until 1959. Caldwell lived to age 93 and died in San Diego in 1994. See more »
The officer tells areas 3 and 5 the beeper is on channel 1, yet when he calls for the FCC he says it is on channel 2. See more »
One of the most careful drivers in the Highway Patrol's experience was an ex-convict. Steve Naylor never failed to give the right-of-way, always watching carefully at every intersection. Naylor was out on probation after serving five years for a two-hundred-fifty-thousand-dollar robbery, which he claimed he had never committed. The Highway Patrol had been waiting for Naylor to go for the stolen money. But since his release he had lived strictly within the law, always being careful,...
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After spending several years in jail for his part in a quarter of a million dollar robbery, the released convict establishes a law abiding and dull routine. This goes on for several months and unbeknown to the ex-con, an insurance investigator has had him under continuous observation for all those months (would an insurance company really have had an agent doing this full time for months?). Then one day the guy breaks his routine and the Highway Patrol is notified. They follow him using a transmitter surreptitiously placed on his car. The guy meets a cohort who has the other half of a map that leads to the stashed loot. Alas, at the end there is no honor among thieves and everything is neatly resolved. While this episode has a couple of interesting bits such as the tailing techniques, it is generally a pretty pedestrian episode - certainly watchable but not memorable.
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