Gang Members Seize Prisoners in Police Brawl

July 31, 1942, Comics

July 31, 1942: A brawl breaks out at Pomeroy Avenue and Mark Street  when LAPD officers try to break up a dice game involving gang members. The group took three prisoners from police officers, injuring a officer’s hand, sprayed police with a water hose and broke the window of a police car.

Duff Bolenbach beats rationing by using tires he has hoarded for his 1910 Pierce Arrow. (His driving time from San Francisco to Hollywood is 11 hours and 53 minutes.)

Pomeroy and Mark streets
Pomeroy Avenue and Mark Street via Google Maps.

July 28, 1942, Gang Melee

July 31, 1942, Gang Melee

July 31, 1942, Pierce Arrow
July 31, 1942, Pierce Arrow

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2 Responses to Gang Members Seize Prisoners in Police Brawl

  1. Charles Seims says:

    It was only 32 years old at the time–that’s the equivalent of a 1980 car today. I wonder where it is now. Hope it didn’t end up like the Duesenberg that the rich Texas lady donated to a scrap drive in 1942 also and insisted that it be melted down.

  2. Rotter says:

    Google old Duff, he had many patents in his name.

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