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A Narrow Escape on the Macy Street Bridge

April 4, 2010 |  2:05 am



April 4, 1910, Assault

April 4, 1910: A teenage girl’s trip to a merry-go-round at the end of the Macy Street bridge nearly ends in a lynching after a “lust-crazed cholo” tries to kidnap her.




April 4, 1910, Assault


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The next day, The Times reported that R. Ragoza was sentenced to 30 days in jail and noted that he didn’t try to “misuse” his teenage victim. “It appears that he might have tried to kiss her, but further than that showed no intention of harming her.”


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