Adam-12 (1968)/Day Watch
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Day Watch is the tenth episode of the fourth season of Adam-12, and the eighty-eighth episode overall.
The main call in this episode has irony to it, as will be seen in the end. A strongly bigoted (to say the least) service station owner, frustrated by constantly being robbed, is pinning the blame on black people. He stops short of using racial slurs, but then makes the big mistake of going on television to vent his frustrations, stating he is armed and ready to fight back. Later in the episode, the same service station is robbed again by the same suspect (a black man with an Afro hairdo, wearing a denim-colored jacket and gray slacks), and the owner has been assaulted this time and had his gun taken away. At the end of the episode, Malloy and Reed corner the suspect at an auto salvage yard. Indeed, our criminal seems to fit the service station owner's description to a T ... until Reed realizes something's not right with their man. Indeed, he was wearing a wig and African American face paint. The robber, now in custody, notes that he thought he had the police fooled, but Malloy takes note of the aforementioned irony: One racist robbing another.