Created By: Gringodingo on April 1, 2011
Often, an action-plot involves a character breaking a lot of laws, and often being pursued by police in high-speed chases etc, or otherwise being followed by law-enforcement. However in the end, no matter what the protagonist does, they get away scot-free, by the deus ex machina of some officer saying "we cant prosecute--" typically because there's something embarassing that they don't want to get out, or some other ridiculous reason. Examples:
Hello, Unknown Troper. You'll need to get known to lend a hand here.