Monday, December 19, 2016

Looking Back to 1916: "Crazy Man" On the Loose in DeKalb County

From the September 21, 2016, MidWeek "Looking Back."

1916, 100 years ago:

"Deputy Sheriff Otto Holcomb and Chief of Police Johnny Thompson of Sycamore captured a crazy man on Wednesday.  The ladies at the home of Louie Heiner in Pierce Township, about eight miles from Cortland, were frightened when a man wearing a red cap and strangely dressed and evidently crazy, called at the Heiner farmhouse.

"He offered to commit no violations, but appeared to be dangerous."

Profiling Even Back Then.  --Cooter

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