Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mistaken For Highwayman

The Detroit Free Press, December 26, 1904

In today's world you're considered a thought criminal if you don't want to give everything you own to those less fortunate. But a hundred years ago when a man bought you a beer out of sheer generosity and then afterward you proceeded to pester him for a nickel he shot your sorry ass. The truly telling part is that George Leithhead held no malice towards the culprit and stated that he wouldn't file a charge even if given the opportunity.

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