Mystery photo


Here’s an unusual mystery photo. We know the name of the man on the right. He’s James "Jim" Bassett (to his family, he was known as Mike). In 1972, about the time the photo was taken, he was living in Tustin. What we don’t know is the story that goes with the photo because, unfortunately, he died in 1993. According to Jim’s sister, he was working at a Circle K (note the shirt) and either reported a robbery or stopped a robbery.  He is shown here receiving a reward from a man believed to be a Circle K executive. Jim’s family would very much like to know the rest of the story. The Times clips, unfortunately, are most unhelpful.

Any Circle K retirees out there who can help?

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About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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