Episode Guide: Season 5: Vagabonds
502 - Vagabonds

Original Airdate: 11-Oct-1981

Plot: While Ponch, Jon, Grossie, and Harlan talk about the "speed-mobile" (aka high-speed bicycle) race, a family in a camper is creating an accident as an insurance rip-off. After the briefing, the Wilson family steals luggage from a broken down sports car. Next, they hit an airport limo. Later, Jon is practicing for the speed-mobile race. When the Wilsons pull off another stunt, their son gets hurt and Jon tells Ponch to call for an ambulance. Ponch spots the father and uncle of the kid and chases after them. He has to stop when he falls off his motor and wrecks it. Later, Ponch and Jon split up to search for the kid's parents. Jon finds them and warns them. After he leaves, their son shows up. Later, the uncle kidnaps the kid so he can teach him how to be a man. The father, Ponch, and Jon all chase after them. In the chase, the camper goes off the road and rolls over. Later, the speed-mobile race is on. Jon wins and Grossie's glad he upped his bets. The show ends with Jamie being offered a ride in the CHP speed-mobile.

Briefing: Turn in CHP Form 184 and possible insurance rip-off scheme

Guest Stars: Ed Harris (as Lonny), Jessie Vint (as Daws), McKee Anderson (as Claire), Jim Calvert (as Jamie), Patrick Strong (as Murphy), Rick Goldman (as Lewis), Max Trumpower (as Sports Car Driver), Kathryn Daley (as Woman), Hal England (as The Man), Greg Finley (as Passenger), Dan Caldwell (as Driver), Larry Turk (as Citizen)
Written by: William Douglas Lansford
Directed by: Bruce Kessler

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