Holdup at Athens Oct. 10 1903
The Dallas Morning News
Oct 10, 1903

HOLDUP AT ATHENS.

Railroad Man Says Two Men Relieved
Him of Money.


SPECIAL TO THE NEWS
Athens, Tex., Oct 16 -- This morning
about 3 o'clock A H Hauptoogel, a
railway employee, was held up at the point
of a revolver, near the Cotton Belt depot,
by two young men. He was relieved of
$30.

Mr. Hauptoogel's story is as follows: "I
was walking along between the corner
of the Cotton Belt depot and the track,
when I was approached by two men and
ordered to hand over $5 as a fine. The
men were representing themselves as
officers. I gave them $5 and went on my
way toward the boarding car. I am
working the Cotton Belt Railway bridge
gang. I had gone but a short distance
when the same two men came running
after me and demanded $25. One of
them pulled a gun on me. I went down
in my pocket and gave him $25 and
some 40 or 60 over. I had
but $2 or $3 left in my pocket. I did not
know either one of them. When I was
held up for my money I could not tell
either face of the men who did the job, as
it was pitch-dark." An arrest has been
made.
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