It's all right officer, I'm just waiting for a friend...
Should I arrest Bob or let him go?
... About that long ago there used to be restaurant where this store stands-'Big Joe' Brady's restaurant.
It's New York City in the early 1900's at 10:00 P.M on a rainy night. A man named Bob is standing outside of a store. A policeman is walking up and down the street trying the door knobs on the store doors. He sees Bob, and walks up to him.. The tone is mysterious.
You've been under arrest for 10 minutes.
The officer who was Jimmy had noticed that Bob was a wanted man in Chicago and had to decide to arrest him or not.
Bob explains to the officer what he is doing. He tells the officer that twenty years ago, he and his good friend Jimmy Wells had gone there. They promised to meet there in exactly twenty years no matter what. The officer asks if his friend had to be there at 10:00 o'clock sharp. Bob had said that he'd give Jimmy 30 minutes to get there. He lit a cigar which showed his face.
The officer had walked away and left Bob to himself to wait for his friend. After a few minutes pass by, he finally shows up. They had walked arm in arm for a while. They talked and came to a street light where Bob realized that it wasn't Jimmy he was walking with. The man told Bob had been under arrest for ten minutes.
The person he had walked with was an undercover policeman. The man Bob walked with handed him a note and told him it had been from Officer Wells. (Jimmy Wells)
Bob reads the note which explained that Jimmy had gotten another person to arrest him, for he could not do it himself.