Clipped From Freeport Journal-Standard
schedule. F LAKE CO. TELLS STRANGE SIORY SAYS TRIO KIDNAPED HIM, ROBBED HIM OF TOWN FUNDS, LEFT HIM DAZED Monroe; Mich.. May William C. Pocklington, 35, a Lake county, HI., supervisor and poor commissioner, today WM preparing to return to his home four days after he told police three men kid- naped him from his home at Waukegan, took from him $2,000 in township funds and left him in a dazed condition. Late yesterday Pocklington appeared In Dundee at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Etta Gee. La*t night he communicated by telephone with Lake county authorities at his Illinois home, who had been searching for him since his wife reported his disappearance early Saturday, ' Happened Onee Before Pocklington said he is a member of a beer licensing board in Illinois and said he had been abducted once before following his entry Into politics ten years ago, He told authorities here that hi* abductors found the $2,000 he had secreted in his shirt when they waylaid him near his garage at Waukegan late Friday night, covered him with a gun and forced him Into their car. He said they gave him something that made hi* lot* consciousness, and he was in Milwaukee when he regained hi* senses, he said. Another, lapse followed, he MM, and he remembers nothing more until he found himself on » road- in Michigan, He believed near Grand Rapids. How he reached Dundee, 145 miles away, by a circuitous route, he claimed not to know.