Otto Faulkner

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Otto Faulkner - "HARD LUCK" STORY ! LANDS MAN IN Otto Faulkner...
"HARD LUCK" STORY ! LANDS MAN IN Otto Faulkner Pleads Guilty to Stealing- Watch While Calling at Rural Home. Galena, Kan., March 28.-'Telling a "hard-luck story," a 62- year-old man had amassed a quantity of. produce and other items from farm homes he had visited in an area south of Galena yesterday until he became overzealous and "pocketed" a woman's wrist watch and landed in jail here, according to Police Chief Fred Bever and Deputy Sheriff Alpha Gilstrap, arresting officers. Included among articles in his possession were approximately 15 dozen eggs, a large quantity of canned goods, home-cured meat, potatoes, a chicken, two blankets, two women's dresses, two men's coats, a pair of khaki trousers and other items. Tells Fake Stories. Visiting the farm homes, the man told a story of how his family, "consisting of several children," had been left homeless and destitute when their home and all their belongings were de' stroyed by fire, and the farmers .were eager to help out by giving items of food, wearing apparel-' money. After leaving the home of Mrs. Josie Madison, where he was given a contribution, Mrs. Madison noticed that, her wrist watch was missing and notified police. Mrs. Madison told officers that after hearing the man's story she gave him 50 cents and when he asked for some eggs, she went into the Kitchen and got him a dozen eggs. It apparently was during that interval that the watch was taken, she told police. The man, who gave his name as Otto Faulkner was arrested after a chase. The'driver of a car, who Had volunteeredrto help the man out by driving him- around to make his solicitations after hearing his hardluck tale, -was not Jield. Questioned at the police station here by County Attorney Kent Yaunt, the man finally admitted the hardluck story was not true, Police Chief Bever said. He then told officers that he lived with a married son in Smelter Hill, in Joplin. Pleading guilty to a petit larceny charge in connection with the theft of the wrist watch when arraigned before Justice A. O. Lamb, .Faulkner was sentenced to serve six months in the'county jail at Columbus. . the to A The Memorial places The to point of a character accept

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  1. Joplin Globe,
  2. 29 Mar 1952, Sat,
  3. Page 7

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