On Christmas Eve, an elderly man's bagpipe playing is considered a public nuisance. A pair of teenagers steal a delivery truck containing radioactive material. A nervous man is desperate to cover up the smell of perfume on his clothing. A resident from a soon-to-be-closed retirement home buys a Christmas tree, but doesn't have the means to deliver it from the tree lot. A mentally unstable man becomes a sniper after committing an armed robbery.
Malloy and Reed have a difficult night ahead of them when they get stuck with an old patrol car that it is riddled with problems. A woman is caught trying to steal a car. An elderly prowler has a sympathetic story. A motorist pulled over for a vehicle violation points out an ironic coincidence. Suspicious activity is reported at a warehouse. The pursuit of an armed robbery suspect ends with a foot chase.moreless