While attending a minor league baseball game, Kimble unwittingly witnesses a man walk away with a woman whom is later revealed to be the daughter of newspaper publisher Andy Newark. After discovering that Kimble witnessed the proceedings, Newmark summons Kimble to his office where he tells him that the woman is his daughter and she has been kidnapped. Her abductors want a $200,000 ransom. When word leaks out, reporters surround the Newmark household and Kimble is unable to slip away. Meanwhile, the kidnappers, a former baseball player and a friend, realize that Kimble witnessed them. So, they plot to have Kimble deliver the ransom money so they can kill him.