CRIME: Oops--the Bulls

Ever since they crushed out of the Council Bluffs, Iowa "escape-proof" jail eight weeks ago (TIME, Jan. 29), the Toothbrush Twins had been touring the U.S. The two hoodlums—tough, tall John Giles and tough, short Edgar Cook—gained their freedom and their nicknames by unlocking six steel doors with a toothbrush and a wooden spoon. They made their escape in a blue police car, abandoned it, stole another automobile, abandoned it, stole another—and in this fashion set out across the countryside, plying their trade (burglary) from time to time.

Last week they drove into Concord, N.H., registered at a hotel,...

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