The fruit vendor
is encountered in two separate scenes, first by Jordan Chase and later
In the first
scene, Chase has kidnapped Lumen, and has her tied up in the trunk of his
But as luck
would have it, when Chase stops at a red light, he's spotted by an Hispanic
man selling fruit at the side of the road.
The man approaches
the car and recognizes the driver as Jordan Chase. Chase ignores
But just then,
Lumen starts making noise inside the trunk, and the fruit vendor hears
her. Chase, starting to panic, roars off in his car as soon as the light
changes. (He gets out later
and knocks Lumen unconscious.)
The fruit vendor,
though, notifies the police.
In the second
scene, we see Debra stopping at the same intersection to interview the
fruit vendor - or try to.
speak Spanish, and the man doesn't speak much English. But he manages to
tell her that he saw Chase and that he heard sounds coming from the trunk.
He then tells
her that Chase seemed to be heading in the direction of a nearby summer camp,
which is indeed where Chase has taken Lumen.
What is it actually in real life?
A. A public
street - but nowhere near Miami.
Where can I find it in real life?
A. This short
scene was shot at the intersection of Loynes Drive
& Bixby Village Drive,
in Long Beach, CA.
To be more precise,
Chase is heading west on Loynes Drive, when he stops at the
The fruit vendor
is at the northeast corner of Loynes and Bixby Village Drives.
a quarter of a mile east of Pacific Coast Highway.
On the north
side of that intersection is the Bixby Village golf course, and on the
south side is a mobile home park. The mobile homes can be glimpsed in the
background of this scene.
They shot quite
a few scenes while they were on Loynes Drive, all for that same final
previous seasons, I've usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing
the episodes, using clues from the various scenes. By the 5th season,
though, I'd developed a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept
an eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and would
let me know in advance when something was about to film there.
reports, and my own personal reconnaissance around town, by the time the
first episode aired, I already knew most (but not all) of the filming locations,
and only needed to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the
This group of
helpful fans includes Kerry,
Jeff, and others. My thanks to all of them.
I had heard
from Rick that they were filming on
Loynes. After the scene aired, I heard from Ellen
& Coleen, who both
ID'ed the spot as Loynes Drive. (Thanks,
Rick Ellen & Coleen!)
StreetView made it easy to pinpoint the exact spot, and the directions
he was driving. Plus, you can see the words "Bixby Village" on
a street sign in one shot. Then I went there in person and shot the photo
you see above, as well as photos for the other scenes filmed on Loynes.