This Essanay comedy short was initially released as the companion feature to the slightly longer Hank and Lank: Life Savers. The hero of the piece heads to a masquerade ball, dressed up as a policeman. En route, he is targeted for persecution by several street people who have an in-built hatred for cops. Hauled into the local precinct house for impersonating an officer, the poor fellow is unceremoniously undressed and kicked out of the building. The final scene shows the hapless masquerader making his way home, wearing the traditional barrel.
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