A small boy is found wandering alone in the middle of the night and Jimmi takes care of him while waiting for child services. When Jimmi’s back is turned a woman purporting to be the child’s mother claims the boy and inexperienced sergeant, Mark, allows this to happen without going through the correct procedures.
Jimmi is angry and a frantic search for the boy ensues and it soon becomes clear that the woman who claimed the boy is really his next door neighbour – Carol. Her credit card is traced and she and the boy, Ben, are eventually brought to the station.
Carol explains that Ben’s parents are wasters and she considers herself his de facto guardian. So when she discovered he had disappeared she claimed to be his mother. All she wanted was to take him away from his awful family. Social services arrive and take Ben away, leaving both Jimmi and Carol bereft.