A conversation that most likely took place 84-years ago today.
CHICAGO POLICE DEPART - DAY
Officer O’Malley: Hey, chief, remember when we found RedMcLaughlin in that drainage canal a few weeks back and you told us we should drag the rest of the canal in case any other gangsters got dumped in it?
Chief Flanagan: Sure, sure I remember what of it?
Officer O’Malley: We found another guy. Looks like he’s been there maybe six months.
Chief Flanagan: Might be hard to get prints. Do your best.
Officer O’Malley: Uh, can’t he’s got no hands.
Chief Flanagan: Cut off his hands did they? Try to identify him through his dental work.
Officer O’Malley: Can’t. He’s got no head either.
Chief Flanagan: No head either? Gangsters are getting crafty. Well it’s a long shot but a lot of these hoodlums wear monogrammed socks. Makes ‘em feel like big shots. Try that.
Officer O’Malley: No can do. He’s got no feet either.
Chief Flanagan: Jesus, Mary and Joseph they took his feet too!!! Why would they take a man’s feet?
Officer O’Malley: Cuz they got no soles?