Jon uses his off-duty rodeo hobby to help a lonely juvenile offender.
Officer Jon Baker's off-duty hobby of rodeo team-roping comes in handy when he helps a trouble-bent teenager picked up for causing a freeway accident.
Barry, a bored teen-ager using freeway signs for target practice, causes the serious injury of a motorist. Caught by the police, the boy is taken in hand by Jon Baker, who understands the former ranch dweller's homesickness. On-duty complications with a reckless ambulance driver (Steve Oliver) and the bitter driver of the car wrecked by Barry keep Jon and Ponch hopping.