Crime In Athens Just Doesn'

Crime In Athens Just Doesn't Pay

Athens, Texas (UP)

Sheriff Jess Sweeten has got the word that crime does not pay in Athens, though not entirely because of Sweeten's efforts.
Police in Baton Rouge, La., advised Sweeten that they arrested a man wanted in Athens for burglary. The questioning of the suspect went like this:
Q. How Long were you in Athens and how many jobs did you pull?
A. I don't know for sure. But I do know that Athens is the poorest town I ever worked in. I worked all night, got into eight or ten places and only got $30 for my trouble.

Source Dallas Morning News
May 23, 1954.

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