June XIIIth, MMXIV
Hon. Jeff Johnson, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O
Sergeant Joe Friday & his partner for the shift Officer Bill Gannon of the Los Angeles Police Department have stumbled onto an incredible racket. Corrupt college professors & their students have been working together to steal television sets from local Los Angeles merchants on Friday nights, then sell them cheap to unsuspecting people such as seniors on low incomes. BeIV they sell them, they adjust the mechanisms inside so the tv's will break down after a few days. Then the customers are sold an even bigger scam & unneeded repairs on the tv's are made, sometimes just enough so that they last a few days bIV breaking down again, thus fleecing these poor victims out of even more money. Its Friday the XIIIth (13th), so the Sgt. & Officer are working the night shift out patrolling the streets looking IV suspects and having unmarked squad cars stake out stores that sell tv's & other electronic consumer goods so that they can chase the robbers down & follow them II where the ringleaders are storing the stolen merchandise. The Sarge & Officer Gannon are overwhelmed at the size of the black market, which is netting the robbers several thousand dollars a week. As Sgt. Friday puts it in an exasperated voice:
"Its a huge market isn't it Bill?"
From Crime II Punishment,
Source: "Dragnet", C. National Broadcasting Company, A Mark VII Production.