Original Airdate: 12-Jan-1980
Plot: While driving to court, Ponch and Jon stop some speeders. Catching one, Jon gets dirt on his uniform. After the theme, Jon tells his story on the stand. According to Jon, their informant told them which warehouse was housing stripped cars. The CHP raids the warehouse. When Jon is about to reveal the evidence found in the warehouse, Jon refuses to name the informant and ends up in jail. Because the Attorney General can't be found to overturn the contempt citation, he sits in jail. Getraer argues for Jon's release with the judge and lawyers to no avail. After Jon got released at 5am, he returns to Central to find out that he and Ponch have to go to court again. On their way, they find a manure truck that's losing its load. A bag falls on Ponch and Jon and they head to court smelly. Ponch is called to the stand and sworn in. He also refuses to name the informant and is found in contempt. Jon is also found in contempt again when he's called again. Bonnie, Baricza, and Grossie head down to the LAPD to look through three months of parking tickets to try to prove that the defendant was there before. Baricza finds Grossie was parked at Malibu Beach when he called in sick. He then finds a ticket he's looking for. Then they have to look for more. The next day, Ponch and Jon are released and the judge apologizes. The informant tells Ponch and Jon where to look for their suspect. The next morning, they find him and arrest him after he rolls his car.
Briefing: [Ponch & Jon had to miss it...they had to go back to court]
Guest Stars: Edward Grover (as Sam Weber), Don "Red" Barry (as Marty Ballard), Andy Romano (as Ron Simon), Allan Rich (as Judge Towers), Michael Potter (as Deputy), Ray Duke (as Nick Ferris), Arthur Roberts (as Policeman), Gene Bolande (as Collins), Martin Beck (as Prisoner #2), James Jeter (as Charlie), Fredric Franklin (as Drunk), R. Anthony Mannino (as 1st Plains Clothes Man), Zale Kessler (as Motorist), Betty Bridges (as Employee), Greg Finley (as Bailiff), Chuck Wells (as Prisoner #1), Michael Barker (as Passenger)
Written by: James Schmerer
Directed by: Bruce Kessler
- Jon and Ponch refuse to cite their source in and end up in jail. Isn't this some sort of violation of his 5th ammendment right?
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