Thursday, July 14, 2011

Eddie Guerin


Good Thursday Morning to you all! Criminal Minds week continues here at OPOD with this picture of Eddie Guerin. Eddie was a notorious thief of the late 1800's. In 1888 the New York times described him as a "not so successful" criminal, but at the same time "daring and industrious". In 1888 he was tracked to a saloon, and an officer attempted to make an arrest. Eddie shot the officer and made his escape. He then went to London, where Scotland Yard was soon on his tail. He was captured in London after a high speed chase. He then escaped again. In 1901 he was captured in the US, and accused of robbing an express office in Paris. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

4 comments:

  1. I wonder what qualified as a high speed chase in 1888 London.
    Maybe similar to O.J. Simpson in the white Bronco.
    John

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  2. John, I was going to ask the same thing. Maybe it was a high speed chase on horseback. How do the cops get the other horse to pull over? I don't think you can T-bone a horse with another horse.

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  3. I don't know how they would have done it in London but in the USA they would have sent somebody like Gene Autry to give chase. When he got close enough he would rope him or jump from his horse to bring him down.

    John

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  4. Excellent comment John! While reading the article the main group of words my brain chose to visualize an image on was "High Speed Chase"!Think of it? What was "cutting edge technology" like back in those primitive days? Boggles the mind! Thank you.

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