A thief named Wally steals expensive automobiles, then has one of his two female accomplices (Ann and Norma) forge registration certificates and sell the cars upstate in well-to-do suburbs before their status as stolen cars is widely known. Dan Mathews finds out about the scheme when Officer Dorsey beings in a car theft suspect named Joe Ramo. When Ramo actually turns out to be a victim, Dan and Officer Dorsey check out "cars for sale" ads in higher-income areas upstate areas. Posing as "Mr. Daniels", Dan answers an ad placed by Ann and is offered a near-new luxury sedan for $3,900. When her background story proves false, Dan and Officer Dorsey enlist the aid of the Lakewood National Bank to set a trap for the three thieves. Written by
The specific state in which "Highway Patrol" took place was never actually given and was in fact meticulously avoided. Most fans of the series presumed it to be California because the state was obviously quite large, had a generally pleasant climate, and featured mountains, desert, and seacoast. An exchange in this particular episode further perpetuates the "mystery". When Ann asks Dan (who is posing as "Mr. Daniels") if he's from the Lakewood area originally, he says "No, I'm just passing through. California's my state." See more »
[inquiring about Dan Mathews, who's posing as "Mr. Daniels"]
What does he look like?
Oh, he's heavy, strong-looking, square face, dark suit, gray hat, between 40 and 50. His name is Daniels - he's in copper from California.
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