Three young lads assault a supermarket in Ocean city. As they escape with the loot, they run down a box boy. Shortly after, Bronk discovers the demolished escape-car on the junkyard of his friend Harry Mark. It turns out that the car belongs to police officer Frank Bossick; supposedly, it was stolen from his son Ron. Bronk and Bossick know and appreciate each other therefore it is bitter for Bronk when he confirms his suspicion that Ron Bossick was one of the perpetrators. It is even more terrible for the father of the young man, of course. With a deep pain, Frank asks the Lieutenant to take part in the search for his fugitive son. Bronk agrees without suspecting what kind of a situation they will face.