Malloy has his eye on an attractive woman he's seeing all over town walking a Scotty dog, which eventually turns out to be bad news for her. A police helicopter reports a young man riding his dirt bike in the hills illegally during fire season. An armed movie theater hold up suspect flees on motorcycle. Two armed robbery suspects who fatally shoot a night watchman inside a department store get unexpected help during their escape from a joyriding couple.
Malloy and Reed are stunned to discover that the driver who led them on a high speed chase is the son of Sgt. MacDonald, and Malloy takes it upon himself to help his boss figure out why the young man is acting out. In the meantime, they investigate a possible burglary in progress at an apartment building, mediate a dispute at a park over an elderly woman feeding ducks, respond to a call of two armed men fighting over a woman, and deal with a wino who is attempting to direct traffic at a busy intersection.moreless