A man is picked up for robbery, and admits the details of his crimes to Joe Friday and Frank Smith. The cops go through meticulous detail in double checking all aspects of the story. Young Tom insists on his guilt, but Joe Friday begins to see conflicts in his stories.
Did Tom commit the crimes or not? Why would he lie, and say he did? The cops have the unusual task of proving their crook is innocent. Then there’s the topic of proving who is the mastermind behind the robberies if it wasn’t young Tom. A clue rests in his last job as a gardener on the day of his crime spree. Listen and learn what Tom was up to. Only in epilog do we learn who really committed the crime.