Crime: Behind a Woman's Skirts

The girl in the flowered babushka looked like an easy mark. Wearing a yellow dress, a black sweater and tan sandals, she was lolling on the lonely shore of a Central Park lake. A purse lay carelessly at her side and suddenly, darting out of the night, a man grabbed it. Just then the girl became a man—and a cop. When the thug fled, Patrolman Robert Hussey pulled out his revolver, fired two warning shots, quickly collared his quarry.

In such fashion New York City's army of muggers, rapists and robbers last week began to discover that the tottering drunk...

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