On Adventure Bent, Boys "Borrow"
Romance Evaporates when Police Charge Them With
Raymond Bouchard, 2643 Fourteenth avenue south, and George Johnson,
3523 Knox avenue north, both 15 years old, were found in a shack
near Camden place early yesterday morning by Detectives Fox and
Bezanson and taken to the Central station where they are being held
for stealing a horse and buggy from the stable of Mrs. Ida Martin,
2702 Thirteenth avenue south, Thursday night.
The boys admitted in jail, according to the police, that they had
taken the horse, but only for a ride. They got it Thursday night,
and turning northward, drove to Anoka, arriving there about daybreak
Friday morning. After seeing enough of Anoka, they turned back,
and arriving in Minneapolis again Friday night, let the horse go.
It was picked up by a policeman and reported to the owner.
The lads then repaired to the shack in the north end of the city
to avoid arrest. "We didnt want to steal the horsewe
just wanted a ridebut we didnt want to get pinched for
it," tearfully explained one of them.
The boys have been living with their parents, at the above addresses,
but left their homes during the early part of last week and had
not been seen for two or three days. When found in their shack on
the North side, they were both suffering severely from the cold,
as the place was unfurnished and they were sleeping on the bare
floor with no covering. They were not at all reluctant to accompany
the plain clothes men back to the warm police station.
from the Minneapolis Tribune, December 14, 1908.