Saturday, August 29, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: August 29

August 29, 1922 – Theft of goods valued at thousands of dollars from the Munsingwear Corporation was admitted today by W. J. McMath, 55 years old, a truck driver employed by the company, the police reported. The man’s alleged admission was said to have been made to Frank Brunskill, Minneapolis captain of detectives, and Detective Harry Lindholm, who arrested him.

A search of McMath’s room at the Tourist Hotel, Ninth St. and Hennepin Ave., was said to have disclosed in bags, boxes, suitcases and other containers 2,000 suits of silk and wool underwear.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Truck Driver Held for Thefts of Underwear; August 30, 1922; p. 2.

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