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LA Noire - A Slip of the Tongue

How to solve the Traffic desk case.

LA Noire's A Slip of the Tongue is one of many cases on the Traffic desk - and a DLC case in the original release - and follows A Marriage Made in Heaven.

If you're interested in help elsewhere, our LA Noire guide and walkthrough is well worth a visit. Otherwise, here's how to solve A Slip of the Tongue.

A Slip of the Tongue

A routine stolen car call comes through. Is this going to be an open and shut case?

Stolen Vehicle Call

Chase Harrison. He'll eventually be stopped by a police blockade but if you can run him off the road before then you'll earn the Nowhere in a Hurry trophy - you can either try and make a PIT manoeuvre or hope that a set of traffic lights work in your favour.

02_04_01

Interview: Cliff Harrison

  • Vehicle Reported as Stolen: Good Cop (or Truth in the original version).
  • Motive For Flight: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Vehicle purchase details: Good Cop (or Truth in the original version).

Location: Coombs Automotive Co.

Interview: Richard Coombs

  • Details of Transaction: Good Cop (or Truth in the original version).
  • Description of suspect: Good Cop (or Truth in the original version).
  • Association with Marquee: Good Cop (or Truth in the original version).
  • Check Payment details: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Suspicious transaction: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).

Use the gamewell (police phone).

Location: 146 North Fremont Ave.

After discovering it's an empty lot, return to HQ.

Location: Central Police Station

Interview: James Belasco

  • Stolen Auto Courier: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Association with Archer: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Fake Address.
  • Auto Theft Racket: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Stolen Vehicles Warehoused: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).

Location: Western Union Office

Drive quickly to to get there before Jean Archer leaves.

Interview: Jean Archer

  • Stolen Kaiser Frazer: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Association with Belasco: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Stolen auto courier.
  • Stolen Auto Courier: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).

Getting these three correct will earn the trophy Femme Imbecile.

Location: Marquee Printing Company

Interview: Gordon Leitvol

  • Knowledge of Theft Racket: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Pink Slip Supply: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Coombs Auto Deliveries: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).

Once you've spoken to him look in his ledger and point out the name Bigelow.

58 Industrial Street clues, Richard Coombs

Location: 58 Industrial Street

When you arrive a shootout will start. There are quite a few bad guys to take down, and if you can kill one by shooting the engine block on them you'll earn the Chop Shop trophy - wait for one to take cover behind the desk below it, then shoot it to drop it on them.

02_04_02

Once the coast is clear, head to the offices upstairs at the back of the building.

Clues:

  • Delivery Note on the table.
  • Betting slips on the table.
  • Box of pink slips on the table behind Bigelow.

Interview: Steven Bigelow

  • Pink slip supply: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Association with Leitvol: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Deliveries Ledger.
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Need more assistance? Our LA Noire walkthrough and guide takes you through the details of every single case, step-by-step. In the open world meanwhile, we cover Golden Reel locations, Badge Pursuit Challenge locations, Landmark locations, an outfits list, a hidden vehicles and cars list and finally how to complete LA Noire Street Crime side-quests.

Next case: LA Noire - The Fallen Idol

Location: Marquee Printing Company

  • Interview: Gordon Leitvol
  • Deliveries to Industrial St: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Betting slips.

Another perp apprehended; police work seems to suit you, and traffic is turning out to be quite an exciting place to be.

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