When I think of beaches in the United States, I’m reminded of a scene from the 1960s TV series Beverly Hills Cop: the LAPD officers are searching for a man who, when he’s finally found, is described by one of the detectives as “a very handsome young man with a very big penis.”
The detectives’ main concern is not that he may be a sexual predator, but that he might be a sex offender.
They ask the man to come down to their apartment for an interview.
“You have a penis, right?” the detective asks.
And the man says, “I don’t have a problem with it.”
The cops go back to their car and return to their hotel room.
“So what do we do?” the man asks.
They have to go home.
In the movie, the police officers decide to arrest the man.
But there’s a hitch.
He’s not in the car yet.
He could be waiting for them in the lobby, the hotel, the restaurant.
“No, he’s not,” the detective says.
The cops decide to take him home.
The next morning, they take him into custody.
The detective then turns to the rest of the officers.
“Now, you’re going to have to talk to this guy,” he says.
“I’m not going to talk about it,” one officer replies.
The cop has a problem.
He is a pedophile.
“But I’m going to be talking about it.”
He calls the cops.
“How long do we have until he’s arrested?” he asks.
The other officers answer, “Five minutes.”
And they go back into the hotel lobby and wait for the police to arrive.
Meanwhile, the man continues to wait.
They tell him to come into the lobby.
The hotelier says, Look, we’re not going in here until he gets out of the car.
They go to the elevator. “
We’ll get in the elevator.”
They go to the elevator.
The man, of course, is not there.
The elevator opens.
And, as the officers are leaving, the door opens again.
“It’s just a little room there,” one of them says.
But the man remains in the room.
And then, they go into the room where they found him.
They search the room, and he’s nowhere to be found.
They take him to the police station and talk to the detective.
“What were you thinking?” the officer asks.
Now, they have a little time to think about this.
But they want to be sure.
So they decide to have the man arrested, even though he is not a sex predator.
“Do you think he’s a predator?” the cop asks.
No, they decide.
“He’s not a pedophil,” the officer says.
The officer then decides to have him arrested anyway.
“That’s the last thing I want to do,” the cop says.
And they arrest him anyway.
The case has been dismissed.
So what is the case?
The police officers don’t know what to make of this.
They don’t understand what’s going on.
They are still convinced that he’s an attractive young man.
“This is just one of those cases that you have to ask yourself,” the captain of the LAPD, Tom DeCarlo, says.
They decide to do some investigating.
They call the FBI.
They go through the old cases and find one that doesn’t involve sexual predators.
And that’s how the case is solved.
They also have to figure out how to handle this particular officer.
He isn’t allowed to have sex with the victim.
“When we find out this officer had sex with a child, we can’t just let it go,” DeCarbo says.
So the police are still investigating.
And at one point, they are looking for a woman who might be related to the man who has been arrested.
They’ve got a girl in the area who they want interviewed.
And she has a boyfriend, so they ask her to come and meet them.
And the next morning they meet him.
But then they discover something else about him.
He was sexually assaulted when he was a young man, and it’s been a long time since he has had sex.
So, they’ve decided to send him to an institution for sexual abuse.
And he’s in the hospital for six months.
He can’t have sex because he is too old.
And there’s no way that he can go home to his parents.
And so the police go into their office, and DeCarlon and his team of detectives are preparing for a trial.
They know that there is no evidence of anything sexual going on between the officer and the girl.
“If you’re in the police department, you know, we have a lot of cases where we get it wrong,” Decarlo says.
He says he’s learned a lot about law enforcement.
“Every single case that we