Wacky Misunderstandings Newsbeat
Friday, October 11, 2013
Pittsburgh Press, October 11, 1913:
Howard Camnitz, the well-known pitcher of the Phillies’ baseball team, awoke yesterday morning to find that he was minus of $300 in bills which he won the day before on the world series game. Upon thinking the matter over he came to the conclusion that he had parted with the money in a taxicab which he had hired the night before at the Aldine hotel, and he therefore promptly hunted up the office of the taxicab company and started to make things lively.
After the officials of the company tried to persuade him that he must have been mistaken he left the place in a rage and returned with two special policemen.
Upon his arrival home he related the incident to his wife who threw up her hands in horror, and running to a bureau drawer, drew forth the money safe and intact. She had removed it from his pocket before he had left the house, she said, for fear he would lose it all in betting again.
Cue the sad trombone.
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