Annals of Crime #145

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$1,000,000 Hammer Wielder

Brooklyn -- Another pinball machine (declared by courts to be illegal) bites the dust as Police Commissioner William P. O'Brien swings a sledge hammer on first of 2,259 such machines valued at $1,000,000, which are being destroyed at police garage, Meeker and Morgan Aves. It's part of anti-gambling drive police have been carrying on for a year. (1949)

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