After the kiddies get a reminder of their morning radio line up, we get busy with our police adventure.
In the last episode, gangsters were robbing, and blackmailing each other. Dick recieved a telephone tip, but he thinks it’s just a prank. As he arrives at the hideout, a rundown apartment, danger could await Dick and Pat. They attempt a thin disguise as posing as phone repairmen that doesn’t fool anybody. Dramatic confrontations, and chases through the tenement ensue.
For now, the crooked landlord is cuffed to a chair, and as they evade the cops, the thugs rough him up. They not only get their money back, but also a clean get away. Can Dick and Pat catch up to them?
PS: This is similar to a story that was on Casey, Crime Photographer from around this same period. In Casey’s world, it was a gangster and his gal from out of town, and they didn’t know the city. When the landlord of their dump overcharged them outrageously, they killed him. Casey got involved after the murder, and just like Dick, he managed to follow a trail that led to his out of town bandits. Unlike Dick, Casey managed to catch them all in one episode. 🙂
When stories take on new life, and are retold from one series to another, it can sometimes be due to the story being based on a real crime. Other times, it’s just a good story that people liked to hear again. I’m not sure if today’s story is a true one or not, but it is a scene that could be real, when thugs take advantage of each other, and get the cops involved. Though the bad guys have dealt their own brand of justice, the moral is that it is wrong unless our legal system administers the justice.