- "No offence, but I don't want you splashed on my shoes!"
- ―Sam Kaplan
Events of L.A. Noire
In the street crime "Death from Above", he appears on the roof of a building, being held hostage by two men. Victor Zimmerman, his partner, informs Phelps of the situation. The men shoot at Phelps. However, he goes onto the roof, and rescues Kaplan.
He also appears in the Homicide street crime "Death Plunge" where Cliff Harrison is threatening to jump off of a building. Kaplan states that he knows a lot about psychology, and uses reverse-psychology by taunting Harrison to jump. However, Phelps was able to get to the top and prevent Harrison from jumping.