Roy Dearth, barber


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PROMPTLY GRABS GUN AND SAVES HIS LIFE OCEAN PARK, Dec. 14.— "Babe" Underwood, a former saloon keeper, had a narrow escape this evening when ho was threatened with a revolver revolver in the hands of Roy Dearth, one of thi proprietors of a barber shop on the Ocean From. Underwood was standing al ■> cigar Btand <ni the corner of Pier avenue | and Ocean Front, when Dearth walked iiii and flourished a hip revolver in his face, remarkint;: "Now, if there is anyone here who wants anything let him come on." Underwood grabbed the gun and managed to insert his thumb between the hammer and the tiring pin just .is Dearth pulled the trigger, preventing preventing the cartridge from exploding In his Face. Quick as a flash he wrenched the revolver from the barber and administered administered a. couple of smart raps an the face with the barrel of tho raptured raptured weapon. Thin had the effect of quieting Dearth until the arrival 'if Officer Wilson of the Santa Monica police force, who handcuffed him and took him to the city Jail, where he is held for examination in the morning. No motive can be found for the action ol tin barber, nlthoiiKli It in uneratoo he wanted Lo liip [JndTwood • arlier in the day al Venice. It Is saiil !i> v lias been under the influence of liquor llh'Sl of the- fIHV. iin examination the revolver wan found to contain four ball cartridge*, i .>r which had been exploded.

Clipped from Los Angeles Herald15 Dec 1908, TuePage 10

Los Angeles Herald (Los Angeles, California)15 Dec 1908, TuePage 10
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