Mayor: All right, let's have it.
Callahan: Have what?
Mayor: Your report. What have you been doing?
Callahan: Oh, well for the past three quarters of an hour, I have been sitting on my ass in your outer office, waiting on you.
Bressler: Dammit all, Harry, that's the Mayor you're talking to!...
Mayor: Won't you sit down Inspector Callahan?....There's a madman loose, I've asked you what's being done, fair enough?
Callahan: We've got a dozen men checking identification files, checking on all known extortionists, roof top prowlers, rifle nuts, peepers..
Bressler: Mr. Mayor - we've arranged for rooftop surveillance and helicopter patrols especially around the Catholic churches and schools and in the black area.
Callahan: Ballistics is checking on the slug. We're pretty sure it's a 30 ott 6, 7 lands and grooves, righthand twist...
Bressler: Sir - we're running a computer check on everybody in the files whose birthday falls between October 23rd and November the 21st.
Mayor: Why?
Callahan: Natives of Scorpio.
Mayor: Thank you Inspector. Have any of you mentioned this note to anyone? How about you? (looking at Callahan)
Callahan: Nobody.
Mayor: Your wife, sweetheart,...press?
Callahan: Nobody.
Mayor: All right. Give the message to the Chronicle. We'll agree to pay, but we'll tell him we need time to get the money together.
Callahan: Wait a minute. Do I get this rght? You're gonna play this creep's game?
Mayor: It'll get us more breathing space.
Callahan: It also might get somebody killed. Why don't you let me meet with the son-of-a-bitch?
Chief: No, none of that. You'd end up with a real blood-bath.
Mayor: I agree with the Chief. We'll do it this way, all right?
Bressler: Thank you Mr. Mayor. Come on Callahan, let's go.
Mayor: (calls out) Callahan.
Callahan: Sir?
Mayor: I don't want any more trouble like you had last year in the Fillmore District. Understand? That's my policy.
Callahan: Yeah, well, when an adult male is chasing a female with intent to commit rape, I shoot the bastard, that's my policy.
Mayor: Intent? How did you establish that?
Callahan: When a naked man is chasing a woman through an alley with a butcher knife and a hard-on, I figure he isn't out collecting for the Red Cross.
Mayor: [after Callahan has left] I think he's got a point.
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