Alchemist. In Orlando, Fla., facing a forgery charge for boosting a check, Clarence Hickey, 25, pleaded magic, explained that a fortune teller had sprinkled a pile of white powder on the check which instantly increased its worth from $3.25 to $40.25.
Sour Masher? In Irvington, N.J., Mrs.
Elsie Bodewaldt, 44, filed an assault and battery charge against Liquor Store Operator Carl H. Heidorn, claimed he squeezed her right hand and sprained it when he gave her change after a purchase.
Inside Job. In Richland Center, Wis., haled into court for stealing his brother-in-law's car, Melvin...