Columbo: Dead Weight

(Columbo) Gorgeous craft!
Must have cost a mint.

As they say, Lieutenant,
if you have to ask, you can't afford it.

Right. You know, the biggest thing
I've ever been on before is a rowboat.

Lieutenant, you didn't come all the way
out here to talk about life on the high seas.

Eh? No.
No, I was wondering, General,
have you heard about that body
they found off Marago Cove?

Colonel Dutton? Yeah, I just heard about it.
Just came on the radio.

That's shocking.
- Any idea what happened?
- Yes, sir.

Somebody shot him, sir.
I guess they weighted him down
and then they just dumped him.

- Is that a fact?
- Yeah.

I guess the sharks must have cut through
whatever was holding him down.

This is very interesting, Lieutenant,
but why are you telling me this?

Well, sir, to protect you.
- Protect me?
- Yes, sir.

I know that this is ridiculous
but the fellas down there at the department,

they say they've got
a pretty good case against you.

- Oh?
- Yeah.

- They're way out of line, I know that.
- Of course.

But they have these ideas,
and it could be embarrassing.