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Friday, July 11, 2014

Pushing up weeds

T'was on this day in 1931 it t'was that Dave Amdur, said to be a Cleveland racketeer was found dead in a clump of weeds in Pennsylvania just over the Ohio border near the city of Warren.

According to Dave's pal,  Joseph Blank, also of the racketeering brotherhood, the duo were walking along the Sharon - Youngstown highway before the rising of the sun when a car passed them, came to a stop and backed up along side them, and, occupants of said auto thusly opened fire on the duo. Amdur took three shots to the head, Blank took some lead to the arms and chest but managed to make his way to a night watchman's shanty and get help.

Of course Blank knew of no reason why anyone would want to hurt him and his pal. He said they had left Cleveland the day before and were on their way to New York. What he didn't say was why they were walking and how Amdur ended up in the Pennsylvania weeds. We here at the DGIS Instituted smell a ride job...and French toast. Friday is French toast day here.


6 comments:

John DuMond said...

I'm surprised Joseph was shot. It's common knowledge that gangsters don't like to shoot Blanks.

Pat Downey said...

Lets hear it for John DuMond ladies and gentlemen, John DuMond. He'll be here through Sunday. Please remember to tip the waitstaff.

realtorleona said...

{Thundering applause}

Pat Downey said...

Always a crowd pleaser.

John DuMond said...

And don't forget to try the veal. (It's the best in the city.)

realtorleona said...

The veal could be a last meal for crooked cops and mafia bosses. IJS