The Mercedes flies past the parked Glen Cove Police Car 29, a 1958 Ford Custom 300. Sgt. Emile Klinger hops into his patrol car and gives chase. Thornhill, drunk, is heedless that he’s being pursued by the police. Suddenly, Thornhill spots a man on a bicycle riding across his path. Thornhill slams on the brakes. The police car rear-ends the Mercedes, and then a blue 1946 Ford Super Deluxe rear-ends the police cruiser. Licht and Valerian slowly approach the scene of the accident, staring in disbelief. Two police officers exit the cruiser and approach Thornhill in the Mercedes. Licht makes a U-turn and heads away from the scene in the Cadillac. Later, the two police officers drag a still-drunken Thornhill into the Glen Cove police station.