Captain Gordon Leary: Phelps, Bekowsky..beat cop says he located a green Kaiser Frazer from the hot sheet. Address is 6 West Second Street. Get over there and see what you can find out. Go on! Sorry to inconvenience you.
Phelps: We're on it captain.
I swear the more bent cars we bring in, the longer the hot sheet gets.
Bekowsky: It pays the rent though. Keeps Mrs. Phelps int the manner to which she's accustomed.
Phelps: I'm not sure she'd agree with you.
Bekowsky: Passionate, romantic type like you, Cole? I don't believe a word of it.
Man 1: That's the guy. I hear he's an honest cop. That's an oxymoron for ya.
Phelps: You drive. I need to go over the case notes.
Bekowsky: They're calling her the Dahlia now. Wonder what Veronica Lake makes of that one.
Phelps: What a case. You hear whether they're making any progress?
Bekowsky: Captain Donnelly seems to think they have it all wrapped up. Brown and Green are sweating this Manley character. I heard it will be in front of a grand jury by next week.
Phelps: Poor thing. Terrible enough being murdered like that without having your death strewn all over the front pages.
Bekowsky: That's the car, Cole, just pulling out of the drive. Get him! Remember, we need him healthy enough to answer questions.
Phelps: 12 47, Detective Phelps, requesting immediate backup. In pursuit of a stolen green Kaiser Frazer from 6 West Second Street.
Lay into his wheel arches, come on!
Suspect: All right! All right! Maybe I was a couple miles over the speed limit!
Phelps: Show me your hands! Out of the car now!
Bekowsky: Get bracelets on him Phelps. I'll call it in.
Phelps: Why did you run from us?!
Suspect: I saw a big car in my rear view mirror with two tough guys bearing down on me. What would you do?
Phelps: What's your name?
Suspect: Cliff Harrison.
Phelps: You're under arrest.
Cliff Harrison: For what? What are you talking about?
Phelps: Nice try. I'm talking about the car being stolen.
Cliff Harrison: You're outta your mind. I bought the car and I've got the paperwork to prove it.
Phelps: Looks like we'll have some questions for the people at Coombs Automotive.
You purchased this car from Coombs Automotive Company?
Cliff Harrison: Yeah. That's right.
Phelps: And the ownership papers?
Cliff Harrison: Are from the same place.
Phelps: If this is a forgery, it's top notch. This'll need to be traced.
You have a criminal record Mr. Harrison?
Cliff Harrison: No! Nothing like that.
Phelps: You better give us something Cliff, or we're gonna make this hard on you.
Cliff Harrison: I didn't steal the car... I ran because..because I've got some wacky backy in the glove compartment.
Phelps: How much Cliff?
Cliff Harrison: One reefer.
Phelps: We'll let it slide. You're in enough trouble. Who did you deal with at Coombs Automotive?
Cliff Harrison: The owner. Richard Coombs.
Phelps: And he made out the bill of sale personally?
Cliff Harrison: Of course he did! He kept a facsimile for his records. Check with him.
Phelps: We're going to get to the bottom of this, Harrison. Until we do, you're going Downtown.
Cliff Harrison: You got to be kidding me! I'm getting arrested for buying a goddamn car!
Bekowsky: If everything is legit, Harrison, you'll be out soon. Until then if I were you I'd keep my mouth shut.
Phelps: Bag his possessions as evidence and have him arraigned for grand theft auto.
Cop 1: Right detective.
Cliff Harrison: Do you know who my father is?
Phelps: We need to get to Coombs Auto and check out Harrison's story. Can you drive to this one?
Bekowsky: Fine. Where are we headed?
Phelps: You know what? I think he's telling the truth.
Bekowsky: Some of the most convincing people you will ever listen to are born liars. Usually they're called politicians.