Columbo: Dead Weight

- I think I'll be running along.
- Before you go, Lieutenant...

just who reported this murder?
I never said it was a murder.
Well, this alleged shooting.
Who turned in the report?

- I'm afraid I can't tell you that, sir.
- Oh.

- That's against regulations.
- Oh, yes, of course.

Well, there's one thing for sure -
that whoever it was, it had to be some...
some guy out here in a boat in the marina.
General, I'd like to keep
the record straight on that.

Now, I never said that it was a man.
- You mean it was a woman?
- I never said that either, sir.

Well, it doesn't make any difference.
Mistakes have no gender.
Well, that's for sure.
Er... Well, I want to apologise
for takin' up your time.

Please, don't give it a thought.
- Good night, sir.
- Good night, Lieutenant.

- Oh, one thing I almost forgot.
- Yes?

- Your boat.
- What about it?

I had the boat checked out, sir,
while we were talking.

I didn't think you had anything to hide
and I just thought it would save time.

I always preached initiative to my men,
so I don't see how I can object now.

And you're right. You did save time.
- Thank you, sir.
- Thank you, Lieutenant.

- Good night.
- Good night.

Oh, General, enjoy your dinner.
Oh. Well, thank you, Lieutenant.
(Police radio)
- Didn't find a thing.
- The engines?

They were cold.