Los Angeles je mesto z veliko težavami. Policijski narednik Joe Friday in njegov partner Pep Streebek se na strani tamkajšnje policije borita proti kriminalu. Friday svoje delo jemlje smrtno resno, Streebeck malo manj. Med raziskovanjem najnovejših zločinov fanta prideta na sled satanistični sekti, ki namerava pri posebnem obredu žrtvovati lepo devico Connie, v katero se Friday noro zaljubi.
Friday and Streebek are assigned to some very strange robberies, like i.e. the stealing of one bat, a 30 foot long snake and the mane of a lion from a zoo. All the latest BAIT magazines were also recently stolen, and some chemicals that when are mixed correctly develops a very deadly gas. All these thefts have one thing in common; visit cards with the word "PAGAN" left at the crime scenes. Solving these crimes, including why plenty of police vehicles have been stolen lately, involves the usual; to drink coffee at strip tease bars, rescue kidnapped virgins from drowning and lose their jobs.