A husband and wife (Gregory and Gordon) en route to San Diego pay a visit to a junkyard when their car breaks down. The husband becomes a scapegoat for the yard owner (Leder), a dealer in stolen cars who is about to be arrested. To distract attention from himself, Leder pins a charge of
auto theft on Gregory. Gregory is beaten and nearly arrested by a police sergeant on the take who decides to arrest Leder's mechanic, Moody, instead. In the finale the cops kill Moody and Gregory kills Leder. Set in a junkyard, which is where it belongs.