License Plate Led to Arrest of Lindbergh Kidnap Suspect.
New York -- Reporters are shown pointing to the license plate borne by Bruno Richard Hauptmann's car, and which enabled detectives to trail Hauptmann and finally arrest him as a suspect in the Lindbergh kidnapping case. Over $13,000 of the Lindbergh ransom money was found in the garage of Hauptmann's Bronx, N.Y.C. home, Sept. 20th. When Hauptmann presented a gold note (which should have been withdrawn in the Government's campaign against hoarding) for payment at a gas station, the attendant became suspicious and jotted down Hauptmann's license and reported it to police. (1934)