March 21, 1907

Man Who Preferred Charges First
Gave Him a Beating

Because Patrolman Rooney was so perplexed last Monday afternoon that he did not know whether he was talking to Mrs. Leo Robinowitz about a pair of shoes once stolen from her or about the silly season, he was thumped unmercifully by Mr. Robinowitz, whose residence is at 1618 West Ninth street, and another man with a fist on him like a maul. The officer was in citizen's clothes and drink simultaneously, and Mr. Robinowitz never was more surprised in his life than when he found out he had been jumping on the frame of a cop.

He said so in filing charges with the board of police commissioners.

Rooney's side of the story never got before the board, for he was dismissed offhand yesterday.