Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mistaken Identity Leads to Wound

From: The Oakland Tribune, 18 October 1912


Evidently mistaken for another man, Gus Baker of 685 Sixth street was the victim of a vicious attack this noon in a Broadway saloon when he was cut upon the right wrist by a knife in the hands of a man who made his escape before the police arrived.

Baker entered a saloon near Eighth street to transact some business. As he was coming out one of the men standing near the bar made a lurch at him and struck out with an open knife, exclaiming with an oath:
"I've got you now!"

Taken by surprise, Baker was unable to ward off the blow. Immediately after striking the assailant ran from the place.

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