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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Bad luck Chuck

Charles Rosenhaus was 35 years old and had three arrests under his belt. He was proprietor of a number of Bowery newsstands and part owner, with Albert Meyer, of a cabaret known as Green's Restaurant. Early in the morning on this day back in 1925, while his partner Meyer was across the street, Rosenhaus was approaching the cabaret when a man walked up and fired three shots into his chest. Charles dropped to the ground as his assailant got away. The police said that Rosenhaus knew his life was in danger and pointed out that he was wearing a holster equipped with a fully loaded revolver. The ghost of Rosenhaus in-turn pointed out that a fully loaded revolver is of no use when in a holster.


John DuMond said...

I heard somewhere that poor service at Green's was the motive. The hospitality industry was much more dangerous in the days before Yelp.

Pat Downey said...

Oddly, I believe "Yelp!" is what Chuck yelled when he got shot.

Anonymous said...

You two need to take your show on road. Hilarious! Great blog!

Pat Downey said...

Funny you should mention that. Today's post is the first of road trip. Thank you for the kind words.