Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Unwarranted Arrest of a Boy -- November 27, 2018

San Francisco Call, 19-November-1900
Unwarranted Arrest of a Boy.

Joe Tobin, an eleven-year-old boy, was arrested yesterday afternoon and charged at the City Prison with petty larceny. The youngster picked up a baseball which had been batted over the Harrison street fence during a game at the Eighth street grounds and was taken into custody by Policeman Tracy. Considerable indignation was expressed by the authorities at the police station at the officer's unwarranted action. It has been; the custom of the baseball management to allow the finder of a lost ball to keep it or secure admission to the game by returning it. The prison-keeper refused to lock the boy in a cell and allowed him the freedom of the corridor.

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