May 10, 1931
It was bad enough to be saddled with the moniker Stinko Gursasovich ”“ how could things possibly get worse? On the morning of May 10, 1931, the 42 year old laborer would find out. He was out walking when he suddenly felt hungry. Heading to his room at
A neighbor saw Stinko creep into the basement through a window and immediately phoned the cops. The LAPD had recently installed radios in their cruisers, so officers Webb and Hamblin made it to the scene in a mere 90 seconds. The hapless perpetrator wasn”™t familiar with the latest crime fighting advances, and was promptly arrested and booked on a charge of burglary.
Let”™s hope Stinko made it to his cell in time for lunch.
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The lodging house in the photo is the home of Burt Lancaster’s character ‘Steve Thompson’ in the film ‘Criss Cross’
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