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Stubborn Handcuffs Keep Prisoners Out of Jail

May 30, 2010 |  1:47 am

May 30, 1910, Vaudeville

Look! It’s Julian Eltinge!

May 30, 1910: “Babe” McCain, the bouncer at Turner Hall, brings two prisoners to the police station, but they can’t be booked until McCain removes the handcuffs – which proves to be a problem. And four men on a streetcar got into a fight with a passenger who told them to stop spitting on the floor. Now they’re in jail on charges of injuring a woman when one of them threw a rock at the streetcar because they ordered to get off.

May 30, 1910, Police Notes