Modern Living: Drive-In Delinquency

It was around 9 in the evening, and they were sitting in Glenn Farbolin's 1955 Dodge at a Richard's Drive-In restaurant on Detroit's northwest side. Besides 18-year-old Glenn Farbolin, there were David Burman, 19, David Lazarov, 21, and Ronald Thomas, 24. Maybe they were drinking and maybe they weren't, but a whisky bottle with blood on it was later found where the car had been.

Ronald Thomas, a medical technician at Detroit's Osteopathic Clinic, produced a snub-nosed .38-caliber revolver he had stolen from a doctor's coat. "I got a crazy idea," he said, pointing it kiddingly at the others. "Let's play Russian...

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