A thin teen ager, Bob Bryant, approaches the sheriff with news on where to find the notorious outlaw, Nick Gage. All he asks is to claim the reward, but the sheriff thinks the scrawny lad isn’t credible. Fortunately Tonto believes the teen, and offers him both food and a meeting with his masked friend.
Does the sheriff believe Bob or not? Lone Ranger seems to think the sheriff might try nabbing the outlaw without giving credit to Bob for the capture. This kind of thing has happened before, and the Lone Ranger just might have a plan.
Would it be counterproductive to warn the gang that the sheriff is on the way? The angry sheriff is now certain that Bob tipped the bandits out of spite. Will Bob and his destitute mom be in danger of wrath from the lawman?
Lone Ranger springs into action to create a stir with the outlaws, while Tonto turns the sheriff in the right direction. Forces from both sides of the law clash, and thanks to the Lone Ranger, Bob wins the reward he deserves.