Vagabonds

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Vagabonds
Episode # 502
Air Date October 11, 1981
Briefing Turn in form 184/Gang with insurance rip-off scheme.
Title screen

Brief Plot

The remnants of a family gang of insurance scammers/thieves come to town staging fake accidents. Jon is the CHP's entry in a "speed-mobile" race for recumbent bikes and trikes.

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.

Guest Stars

Co-Starring

Featuring

Crew

Fun Facts

Vector HPV
  • The hospital interior looks the same as the one that appeared in A Simple Operation, but this time they used the stock footage of West Hills Hospital and Medical Center for the exterior shot.
  • It looks like they repainted the LTD that Jon used to reconstruct the accident in Dead Man's Riddle to make the gray LTD driven by Daws - both have the same damage behind the rear wheel.
  • The CHP's speed-mobile is a Vector HPV.

Mistakes


Preceded by:
"Suicide Stunt"
Vagabonds
502
Followed by:
"Moonlight"