Using inside information obtained from Pete Madison, Jack and Sally Baron plan to steal $300,000 worth of gems from three traveling jewelry salesmen. Dan Mathews and Sergeant Williams are called when the first salesman dies from injuries sustained during the robbery. Information from diamond merchant Henry LeFaubre helps them narrow the focus of their search, especially after the thieves' second robbery yields only worthless sample diamonds. When Dan and Sergeant Williams find the discarded sample diamonds, they disable Jack and Sally Baron's car (which is parked nearby). After the stranded Barons are captured, Dan finds himself engaged in a high-speed chase involving the now-desperate Pete Madison Written by
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During the high-speed chase between Dan Mathews and Pete Madison, one shot clearly shows Dan's patrol car losing its left front wheel cover. The wheel cover is back in place in subsequent shots. See more »
Each year, some two million people are arrested on charges ranging from vagrancy to murder; and of these two million, more than fifty percent are found guilty. The Highway Patrol is proud of its record in bringing to justice those who break the law. One Thursday in June, the Highway Patrol ran into one of its most baffling cases: a brutal murder, seemingly without plan or purpose; one whose victim's wallet carried only a single card of identification, curiously designating Henry ...
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