Thursday, November 17, 2016

Pie Theft Penalty

Sumner Press
November 4, 1897

Sheriff Rodrick with Deputy Thorn and C. W. Roberts, took three the prisoners: Harry Witson, for burglarizing a pie and S. T. Mickey and John Solinger for murder, to the Chester penitentiary Monday. The pie eater gets between five and twenty years, while the murderers get four and one year respectfully.

(Ed Note:   1 year for murder..... 20 for stealing a pie. that must have been one Heck of a Pie!)