Annals of Crime #93


Original Caption:

Exclusive Fascinating Photos of the Crime Museum of the Police College.

New York -- New York policemen are taught the complex art and science of detection in the now famous Police College instituted by Grover Whalen a few years ago. The Crime Museum of the Police College houses all sorts of evidence used in connection with murder cases, as well as a varied assortment of weapons used by gangsters and killers. A whole mystery story in one picture - the fantastic weapon of The Horseshoe Murder. The implement is a baseball bat with two horseshoes attached. The murderer's idea was to smash the skull of his victim leaving the impression of the horseshoe, so that police would believe the poor fellow had been kicked to death by a horse. (1930)

7 comments:

Hank said...

Where do I get me some horseshoes?

Ogden Frost said...

Now, why didn't I think of that?

Ingram Frizer said...

This just crazy enough to work ......

Christopher said...

My Lucky bat!

Fred said...

And here I thought it was just Casey Stengel's lucky bat!

Brent McKee said...

If it had really worked, the cop wouldn't have had it, or been able to identify it as a murder weapon.

Timmy said...

Aint that a kick in the head?