Homeowner Captures Burglar After Struggle
Dec. 2, 1909: William Mulholland says the aqueduct from Owens Valley will be done a year ahead of schedule.
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|Dec. 2, 1909: Romeo E. Ellithorp [or Ellithorpe] and his wife come home about 7 p.m. and discover Fred Murray burglarizing the house.|
Ellithorp says he tumbled down the stairs while fighting with the burglar over a pistol. Because he was unarmed, Ellithorp went into a closet under the stairs. The burglar followed him and the struggle continued while Ellithorp’s wife called police. A neighbor rushed in to help but because he wasn’t sure which man was the burglar, he struck both of them.