The Press: Traceable to Tracy?

In Omaha, 17 parking meters were wrenched from the curb and spirited away. In Savannah, an estimated 150 meters were broken open and looted. In both cities, police voiced the dark suspicion that Dick Tracy himself, the fearless comic-strip detective, had inspired these petty robberies. The strip, which appears in some 350 papers, has been showing a gang of teen-age hoodlums at work yanking up meters and taking them to a remote spot to rifle them. Tracy's creator, Chicago Tribune Cartoonist Chester Gould, pleaded not guilty. Said he: "Most of the crimes that old Dick Tracy contends with are as old...

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