Father Brown Fights Back

In September 1911, some robbers got a surprise they definitely weren’t counting on when they attempted to rob a priest in Baltimore.  According to a wire story in The Frederick Post:  “After they threatened his life unless he gave them money, Father Brown, of St. Mary’s church overpowered thugs and locked them in his kitchen... Continue Reading →

‘Sea of Beer in Her Saloon’

Mrs. Mary Koerner received quite a surprise when she entered her Highlandtown saloon one late March morning in 1911. ‘...[S]he was greeted with a veritable ocean of beer flowing over the floor. Floating on it were cigars, some whole, some stumps and some that were ‘entirely too young to be left to drown,’” reported The... Continue Reading →

Bakery Robbers Take All

Three robbers added insult to injury when they robbed Isaac Silber’s bakery in 1932 Baltimore. “Isaac Silber doesn’t mind so much that three young men robbed his till last night, but he wishes they’d hand the cash register back so he could find out how much the robbery cost him,” The Baltimore Sun reported on... Continue Reading →

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