Tuesday, October 20, 2009

From the Annals of Crime: Death By Hot Dog

The New York Daily News brings us the story of a 44 year old assault case that, says the medical examiner, became a murder, the weapon being a hot dog.

Yep, that's right. It seems that a sixty five year old man named Jimmy Crawford had gotten into a hassle with a carload of fellows back in 1965 when racial epithets were traded. Crawford earned a wallop with a tire iron, a steel plate in his head and a seizure disorder.

Where's the hot dog come in, you say?

Seems that Jimmy was in the habit of eating them regularly, and it appeared that he had been in the process of consuming one when he had a seizure and choked on the bun. Now, police are in the process of trying to identify who the suspects are in the original assault case.


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