In the book Alfred Hitchcock Presents written by John McCarty and Brian Kelleher, Henry Slesar - the writer of the original story this episode was based on - said, "A man in England pulled the same caper. But he was caught. When the police arrested him they said, 'We saw the Hitchcock show too'. It was called The Hitchcock Case in England because of the exact duplication. The Hitchcock people always felt terrible when this sort of thing happenend. But what can you do? There are occasions when life does imitate art."