The 28th season of COPS opens with officers confronting a trespasser who is armed and uses a dog to shield himself from police; a female who is heavily intoxicated rips into property and people; and a woman whom the neighbors call "the cat lady" summons officers to complain on those "nosy neighbors."
Police arrest a suspect who tries to avoid them by "hiding" in plain sight. A man starts firing after he thinks his dog is in danger. Officers call EMTs upon finding a distraught female and her catatonic friend.
A woman bursts into tears when her boyfriend gets pulled over by police. During a sketchy traffic stop, one nervous passenger is quick to cooperate with deputies. A suspect blames the contents of his wallet on a stranger.
A man behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle leads deputies on a wild pursuit. When a man threatens his brother with a knife, Mom calls the cops. A young couple tells deputies conflicting stories about the car in their possession.
A handcuffed teen makes a run for it when deputies turn him over to paramedics. During a traffic stop, a suspect does his best to keep his lips sealed. An angry aunt unsuccessfully evicts her nephew and his pregnant girlfriend.
A man tries to throw the cops off his scent by running through a shower. Deputies are called when a belligerent man violates a restraining order. A husband and wife give the police conflicting stories during a traffic stop.
Officers chase a pair of car thieves through town and into the bushes. A friendship crumbles quickly when the cops begin to ask questions. A deputy stops a man who insists that he lets homeless people use his car for storage.
A sleeping motorist greets deputies with a foul mood. The cops respond to reports of a suspicious person, only to uncover much more. A young woman tries to promise her way out of a trip to jail.
One suspect takes his chances in a ravine after he leads deputies to a dead end. A quick vehicle search turns a family outing into a trip to the slammer. The cops inspect a domestic disturbance between a dad and his teenage son.
Being on camera proves to be too much for a car thief; officers are forced to disable a man's car; a woman tries to avoid arrest by giving deputies a fake name.
A reckless driver tries to bail out of a checkpoint but outmaneuvers himself instead. Fingers are pointed fast when cops interview a peculiar group of people. Deputies have to do a little digging to get to the bottom of things.
A suspected copper thief plays dumb when the cops catch up to him. A jittery cyclist tries to get away with a slippery maneuver. A couple takes their bout of domestic violence to the streets.
ATV joyriders lead officers on an unwieldy chase. An attempt to check on some expired tags ends with a young couple at gunpoint. A motorist gives deputies his brother's name in hopes of avoiding jail time.
A young couple attempts to give the cops the slip during a storm. A motorist tries to resist deputies, but his moves are as outdated as his accessories. Police encounter a suspiciously sweaty man on an eerily dim street.
An afterhours search of a park turns up a young couple in a port-a-potty. An extremely combative man refuses to surrender to officers. A heated argument between best friends catches the attention of the cops.
A young man tries to tell the police what to do; a lawbreaker eludes authorities and causes serious damage; a mother confronts her handcuffed son and emotions run high.
A man with multiple warrants puts up a fight; a driver attempts to hide his crime; a teenager's costly error.
A lawbreaker's polite and respectful demeanor surprises deputies. Suspicious activity at a gas station leads one officer to rely on her instincts. An argument over dinner results in a call to the cops.
Deputies are shocked when they recognize a repeat offender; a desperate man shows no love for his girlfriend when confronted by police; officers bring in a canine unit to complete a vehicle search.
Surveillance footage catches one suspect in the act, which leads to a chase; a suspicious character accuses the cops of being untrustworthy.
One offender tries to make the rules after deputies place her in cuffs. An unlicensed driver speeds away from a checkpoint with devastating results. Officers do their best to learn the truth from a couple of evasive suspects.
After a night out on the town, a man loses his friend and finds trouble. Officers stop a vehicle that they believe was involved in an officer-related shooting. A young couple in a parked car strikes officers as suspicious.
A man with a felony warrant tries to escape arrest; an agitated man tries to reveal everything to the police; a young man makes poor choices that lead to a broken home.
A teen leads officers on a dangerous chase and shows little remorse upon capture; a distress call helps officers identify a group of lawbreakers; an unsuccessful robber has a moment of honesty.
A suspect plays it cool when officers try to match an abandoned gun to his empty holster; poor choices in a parking lot inspire a life coaching moment; cops learn that good neighbors do exist.
A suspected car thief ditches his ride when police spot him; officers are called to a bar when an enraged man pulls out a knife; an argument over milk takes a violent turn.
Cops use city cameras to track a suspected motorbike thief; a K-9 unit combs a dark hilltop; a concerned citizen steps in to thwart a pair of would-be mail burglars.
A homeless man puts up a fight to maintain his freedom; a suspicious man and woman in a parked car catch an officer's attention; a squabble between lovers draws attention to an outstanding warrant.
A homeless man decides to test the police when he thinks there's no escape. Good Samaritans catch a man breaking into their neighbor's car. Officers do their best to resolve a dispute between newlyweds.
Blood on an armed suspect takes officers by surprise; the driver of a stolen car bails when pulled over; officers apprehend several suspects after seeing a pair of carjacked vehicles.
A lack of safety equipment calls attention to a lawbreaker; officers search homes after a man waves a gun; detained suspects have trouble explaining how they know each other.
Two very different troublemakers get caught up in a prostitution sting. A cop quickly finds his hands full when he questions a cagey lady. An argument in a parking lot draws the attention of a vigilant patrol officer.