555 We Tip

555 We Tip
Frank Tenpenny giving instructions to Carl Johnson on his task.
Frank Tenpenny giving instructions to Carl Johnson on his task.

Frank Tenpenny giving instructions to Carl Johnson on his task.
Game GTA San Andreas
For Frank Tenpenny
Target Cause the arrest of a District Attorney (D.A.)
Location Doherty, San Fierro
Fail Death of Carl Johnson
Arrest of Carl Johnson
Killing the valet and being seen
Destruction of the Merit
Death of the D.A.
Police attention obtained after entering the car park
Reward None.
Unlocks Deconstruction
Valet missions
Unlocked by Wear Flowers in Your Hair

555 We Tip is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, accessed independently by protagonist Carl "CJ" Johnson under the inspiration of corrupt C.R.A.S.H. Officer Frank Tenpenny from Carl's garage in the Doherty district of San Fierro, San Andreas.


Tenpenny phones Carl, checking on him and how he's doing in San Fierro. Carl replies negatively. Tenpenny gives him a task to plant The Truth's weed on someone trying to get him and accomplice Edward "Eddie" Pulaski in trouble and call the cops. Carl initially refuses, citing the code of the streets, but once Tenpenny informs him that the person is a district attorney (referred to as a "DA"), he gladly does the task.

He goes to the Vank Hoff Hotel in the Financial district. Once there, he follows a valet to an underground parking lot. Once there, he kills the valet in order to get his uniform, which is used as a disguise. Carl goes outside and waits for the D.A., who is arriving in a teal blue Merit. Once the D.A. has arrived in the valet space, Carl hops in the Merit and quickly goes to his garage, stashing up drugs in the trunk of the blue Merit. He quickly returns to the underground parking lot without sustaining any damage whatsoever, and goes to the valet space. Once there, Carl calls We Tip, saying that something highly suspicious is going on. Some SFPD policemen arrive shortly after, with them checking on the DA and his car. They find tons of drugs in his car's trunk, and as a result, they arrest the district attorney.

Lianne Forget on WCTR News later makes a report about the district attorney's arrest and his long jail sentence after being found to have had a ton of marijuana in his car, with police investigating claims that it was for personal use before reporting about the destruction of The Truth's marijuana farm in Leafy Hollow.


Tenpenny : (on phone) Carl, how's San Fierro?

CJ: It's fucked up. I can honestly say I wish you was here.

Tenpenny: Great. Now, you got the present for that friend of mine, right, you know the one trying to get me and old Officer Pulaski into trouble?

CJ: Yeah.

Tenpenny: Why don't you put that up in his car and give We Tip a call?

CJ: Hey, motherfucker, the code of the streets is that I don't snitch. I don't give a fuck if it kills you, me, my brother. Street cats don't call no cops.

Tenpenny: Carl, he's a DA.

CJ: Oh yeah? Well where I go' find him?

Tenpenny: He's at the Vank Hoff Hotel in the Financial.

CJ: Oh for sure. (hangs up)

(Carl arrives at the valet space after changing into the uniform.)

Valet: Ah, you must be the new boy. Get in line.

(The DA arrives at the valet space.)

Valet: Hey that's the DA. He's a good tipper.

(Carl carries out the task Tenpenny gave him, and calls up We Tip.)

CJ: Hello? This WE TIP? I seen something highly suspicious you should come check out...

(SFPD Officers arrive performing a P.I.T. maneuvre.)

Policeman #1: Police! Don't move! Get outta the car with your hand in the air!

D.A.: Do you know who you're fucking with here? I'll have your badge, you moron!

Policeman #1: Shut up! You found anything back there?

Policeman #2: Found anything? He's got half of Mexico in here! Must be two tons of Mary here!

D.A.: What? But... but I've never seen... how could it be..?

Policeman #1: Hell of a defense you got there, buddy.


There is no reward for this mission, but the mission Deconstruction is unlocked. The Valet asset missions are also unlocked.


  • A reference to the mission can be seen in the mobile game Gangstar: Crime City, which is known for being a thinly-veiled Grand Theft Auto clone.
  • If you crash the street lamp before contacting We Tip, you can see that Carl is leaning on air in the cutscene.
  • If the player gently runs over the D.A. then he will be under the car, but when the police cutscene shows, the first D.A. that you ran over is lying dead on the ground, while another D.A. is being used in the cutscene so the player can see two D.A.'s rather than one.
  • "We Tip" may be a reference to CrimeStoppers.
  • When one of the police officers arrests the D.A., he slaps him to the ground. This is likely a reference to jokes about the brutality of police officers on the West Coast.


Video walkthrough

PC Version - GTASeriesVideos