Cummings eventually finds that the weak link in Meadows' operation is his mistress Jackie, a teenage runaway whom Meadows continually threatens and abuses. Taking Jackie under his wing, Cummings sets out to prove that he is correct and that Meadows is a major criminal, stealing dozens of cars. He eventually convinces the police, but even then they lack interest in helping him recover his car. Cummings, who has vowed never to let go this time, decides to take matters into his own hands. Meadows, meanwhile, has panicked and quarrelled with his crooked associates, but is equally obsessed with keeping the stolen Ford and lies in wait for Cummings when he again breaks into the garage. This time Cummings is the winner after a violent fight and, when the police are called by Tommy and Jackie, Meadows is arrested.