CRIME: Cutters

George Laschetzke, trolley conductor, returned from work to his top-floor apartment on South Halsted Street near the Chicago Stock Yards early Saturday afternoon. Outside the building two men stopped him, flashed gold badges. "We're government men," said they, "looking for an escaped convict." Laschetzke took them up to his apartment. There they pulled guns. Laschetzke, his wife and mother were marched down to the second-floor apartment. With two other tenants they were herded into a bathroom. All visitors of the evening, including two children, were imprisoned with them.

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