Joe Friday is on Robbery Detail, and goes to investigate trouble at a flower shop. Friday seems to have a little hang up over the Southern drawl of the flower shop man who was robbed at gun point, but the details eventually unfold.
The clerk isn’t a man to be fooled with. He had a gun, and returned gunfire, doing his own damage back on the bad guys, claiming to have wounded one, killed another, while the third man got away. A wierd twist happens when Friday says that the ambulance only picked up one man.
The dead man is missing. The clerk is insistent that what he reported is the truth. What happened to the dead man? Other witnesses give the same report, they thought the missing man was dead and nobody saw him get up. Not convinced, Friday keeps looking for that man.
One of the robbers is caught the hard way, with a bullet. Any testimony from about the missing body won’t be happening.
Through police files and records, associates of the criminal are identified. More clues lead Friday to a dry cleaner, and on the trail of their robbers. Solid alibis seem to block their efforts, but it won’t stop the police from continuing the investigation to discover what happened to their missing man.
Wow, an unsolved crime on Dragnet.