Officer 1: He's in interview Two.
Phelps: Thanks. What do you make of it?
Officer 1: Sailor on furlough who looks like he's in trouble, and knows it.
Phelps: Detectives Phelps and Galloway. We know why you're here, Jessop, so it would be best if you answered our questions truthfully.
Jessop: I don't want any trouble, that's why I'm here. I heard on the radio about this lady getting killed. I got leave from my CO to come down straight away.
Galloway: So why did you kill her?
Jessop: I didn't kill anyone. Look, you need to believe me.
Phelps: Let's start at the beginning. You went to Baron's Bar. What time did you arrive?
Jessop: I got a 24 hour pass. I got there around seven.
Phelps: That's where you met Theresa Taraldsen?
Jessop: Sure. We had a couple of drinks.
Phelps: So you tried to make a woman who was incredibly drunk?
Jessop: Look, I'm not proud of myself but I never hurt her.
Phelps: You took her dancing?
Jessop: That's right. We caught a cab to the Crystal Ballroom.
Phelps: You had a fist fight with Richard Bates over Mrs. Taraldsen.
Jessop: You met the guy? He's a creep. You should take a look at him for this.
Phelps: He's pointing the finger directly at you, Jessop.
Jessop: I only had one night before I was back in the tub. He had all the time in the world to look for some action. I belted him. I'd do it again. She was better off with me.
Phelps: Sure. You're a shining example of chivalry, Jessop. The cab driver said that you were getting pretty familiar with Theresa.
Jessop: That's not how I'd put it.
Phelps: So the last thing you wanted was her playing hard to get. Did that make you mad, sailor?
Jessop: Yeah, it did. She knew what a guy's looking for. All broads do. Dancing comes second.
Phelps: And what happened at the Crystal Ballroom?
Jessop: Nothing. Not even a little hand relief. She had another couple of drinks, there was no fun left in her. Just poured her gusts out to some bartender.
Phelps: Where did you go after the Crystal Ballroom?
Jessop: I think the wind had gone out of her sails by then. She caught a cab and I caught a bus back to the base.
Phelps: We spoke to the cab driver. Tell us what really happened at the Crystal Ballroom.
Jessop: I'd had enough. She was all upset about her husband, bawling about her kids. She looked old. We left around closing. Maybe 1:30? We got on a bus and she fell asleep on my shoulder.
Phelps: Which bus?
Jessop: An All American, two four nine. It went past her place. She jumped off and I stayed on it Downtown. After that, I caught another bus to San Pedro. The Indiana is down there. She's being scrapped.
Phelps: And that was the last you saw of Theresa?
Jessop: Yeah, that's right. We didn't say much. I think she was kind of embarrassed.
Phelps: We're holding you till we can clear this with the driver.
Jessop: Yeah, my CO said as much.
Phelps: Can you put the guy in Two in a cell and inform the Commander?
Officer 2: Sure, Detective.
Officer 3: Got a message for you. Sighting of your disfigured hobo, on Grand between Temple and Sunset. And it looks like the 'bo has a record, too. He's wanted in connection with two female assaults.
Galloway: What now? Drive all the way to San Pedro and check his locker?
Phelps: Let's see if the bus story checks out.
Galloway: There's a depot at 1660 Beverly Boulevard. Three suspects in the can and one on the hoof, and still no hard evidence on any of them.
KGPL: KGPL to car 11K, 11 King, come in.
Galloway: 11K, go ahead.
KGPL: Patrolmen reporting Bobby Ross' card game breaking up at midnight.
Galloway: 11K, roger that. Plenty of time to get Downtown, Cole.
Phelps: It's possible. Have them bring him in.
Galloway: KGPL, could we have Lars Taraldsen picked up?
KGPL: 11K, roger.