May 7, 2015
The French Larcenist
1927 Mugshot. Private Collection.
This Frenchman got caught for ‘larceny by truck’ in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He was a salesman who -if I understand this right- tried to flee by truck without giving back the change on a transaction? If so I hope it was an amount significant enough to risk the trouble of getting caught. And they took his mugshot with his hat still on!
Back of mugshot
Thomas E. Marsh
Crime: Larceny by truck (short change)
Age: 28 Height: 5 ft. 6 3/4 in. Weight: 133 lbs
Hair: Light Brown Eyes: Light Blue Build: Slender
Complexion: Light. Mustache: — (don’t you love it that ‘mustache’ is an actual option?)
Born: France Nationality: French Occupation: Salesman
Arrested: 1-13-27 Officer: […] Davis