The Doings of John Griffin

by Laurel | August 11th, 2009

August 11, 1904

John Griffin and Edward Griffin who live at 33 Chestnut street when they are at home, were arrested yesterday for stealing razors from Napoleon L. Lamoureux of 189 Lyman street. The two men arrested came into the shop yesterday morning. Mr. Lamoureux was ill, and his wife came out and informed them of the fact that that they could not get shaved that morning. But the men said that they wanted to see him, and Lamoureux finally came out. They said that their father was dead and wanted Lamoureux to come down to the house and shave him. But the barber said that he was ill and could not, and soon after the two men took their leave. When they had gone, Lamoureux noticed that things looked a little different around the shio, and investigations showed that six razors were missing. He notified the police station, and Detective Mack went out on the case, and very soon had the men at the station, where they were locked up, five razors being found on John Griffin’s person. Shortly after Irwin Crandall of Westhampton came to the station and said that he had been out with John Griffin the night before. That was the last he remembered; when he woke up he was in a vacant lo, without hat or shoes and minus some $10 or $15 he had with him. He identified Griffin in the cell, and also the shoes that Griffin wore as his shoes. The two men will be arraigned in court this morning.

From The Springfield Republican.

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