1943: Pasadena’s Finest Capture “The Human Fly”

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Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News On April 2, 1943 Carl Hopper, a 22 year old bandit and kidnapping suspect, made a daring escape from HOJJ (Hall of Justice Jail), and from that day forward he would be known as the â€œhuman fly”.Hall of Justice c. 1939. Photo courtesy of LAPLCops hunted the human fly for several days without success. He finally resurfaced in a shoe store at 4411 W. Slauson. He had entered the store and, simulating a gun, he held up the manager Hans A. Camnizter — getting away with $23.51. A private patrolman, Edward Scheld, heard the ruckus and saw Hopper fleeing the store. Scheld got off a couple of rounds but they went wild. Carl ran to the rear parking lot where he forced Sam Tenn and his wife out of their car and drove away. The Tenn’s car was later found abandoned in the 400 block on E. Fairview Avenue, Inglewood. The human fly had escaped again!On April 18th cops answered a prowler call at the home of Mrs. James Lehy, 38 Marion Avenue, Pasadena. Patrolman Gerald Wilson noticed Hopper limping along Harkness Street, a block away. Patrolman Wilson thought the limping man was drunk, he smelled of booze, and approached him with caution. He got the man into his police car and was headed to the Pasadena Police Station when suddenly Hopper struck Wilson in the neck, ripped the broadcasting microphone from the car and leaped out.Wilson recovered quickly and gave chase. He caught up with Hopper in front of 234 N. Molino Avenue. Hopper struggled, but Wilson was able to subdue him and get him to the station.At first Hopper refused to reveal his identity, but when he was confronted with fingerprint records and his photo in a police bulletin he confessed to being the human fly. Then he wouldn’t shut up. He was boasting, telling any one within earshot how he had eluded police for over two weeks:“I started for San Francisco, hitchhiking, but learned there was a police blockade on the highway so headed back here. Things went all right until last Thursday, when some fellows were chasing me, and I broke my leg getting off a little roof.”The human fly continued to brag that he was under the noses of police every day in Pasadena. He’d taken a room in a house across from Pasadena Junior College, bought some collegiate clothes, and hung around malt shops where he mingled with students, showing off his leg in a plaster case — he said the leg was his excuse for not being in the Army.Cops were curious about how the human fly had spent his time immediately following his flight from the Hall of Justice. He told them on the day that he’d escaped from HOJJ, he went to the beach, bought a pair of swimming trunks, and lay all day with his face in the sand to avoid recognition.Carl was booked in Pasadena Jail for drunkenness, resisting arrest, vagrancy, suspicion of burglary and violating the Selective Service Act. He was later taken down to Central Jail where he was booked on suspicion of robbery.Officers took Carl to his room at 73 N. Harkness Street in Pasadena, but they didn’t find anything of interest except a small bottle filled with water. Hopper said he carried the vial on hold-ups and pretended it was nitroglycerin! He also told cops that he used a cap pistol in his robberies.Because Hopper was such a slippery character cops weren’t convinced that his leg cast wasn’t being used to store hacksaw blades, a gun or other possible jail breaking equipment. They planned to x-ray the cast to be sure. Just so you know, the only thing inside the cast was Carl’s leg.Of course everyone wanted to hear the details of the fly’s original escape, and he was happy to give them chapter and verse. He said that he made his way to the 14th floor roof top and then worked his way down a ventilator to the eighth floor, through a window and down the stairs. He said:“I was scared all the time. I’m darned lucky to be alive.”He went on to say:“The worst part was getting over the hump (the rounded top of the ventilator) and down the side of the fire wall. I put one foot inside the ventilator, next to the wall, and started sliding. Every four feet there was a two-inch reinforcing flange, and I grabbed that to slow up. I just about tore my fingers off.”He told cops that at one time he wanted to go back, but he couldn’t work his way up. When he reached the eighth floor he leaped about six feet sideways into space and caught a narrow window ledge, still six floors above the concrete bottom of a light well!Hopper attempted to plead insanity, but that went nowhere. He ended up pleading guilty to two counts of armed robbery and one count of attempted robbery. Superior Judge Arthur Crum immediately sentenced the human fly to a term of from 15 years to life. He admitted to the judge that he was already on 50 year parole from San Quentin where he had served 26 months on a first-degree robbery charge. He was released in December 1942 and began his life of crime anew.As the fly was being led away by Bailiffs H.H. Parker and N.C. LeFever he still limped from his leg injury. The injury didn’t stop him from boasting about being an escape artist; however, Judge Crum reminded him that others had escaped from the jail ahead of him but Hopper replied:“Not in the daytime, Your Honor.”He went on to say that he could outrun Jesse Owens, handicap or no handicap. He even offered to prove it if the deputies would turn their backs. They declined. Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business: Marketing Column 1943: Pasadena’s Finest Capture “The Human Fly” Bandit and kidnapping suspect Carl Hopper – known to cops as “The Human Fly” because of his uncanny escape artistry – meets his match when he faces the Pasadena Police By JOAN RENNER Published on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 | 11:51 am Make a commentlast_img read more

Revived Rangers Beat Ducks, 3-2

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares NEW YORK — The slumping New York Rangers needed something good to happen heading into hockey’s holiday break and they got it in overtime from Mats Zuccarello.Zuccarello scored a power-play goal at 2:37 of the extra session and the Rangers beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 Dec. 22 for their fourth win in 15 games.“It was a must-win for us for so many reasons,” said Henrik Lundqvist, who made 17 saves. “Going into this break you try to feel good about yourself and the game. I think you could tell it was two teams that were looking for a good feeling out there. It was a very tight game and hard to create chances. In the end, all that matters is the win. It was nice to see.”Derrick Brassard had two goals and an assist as the Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak in what has been an up-and-down season.New York opened 16-3-2 but is 4-9-2 in the last 15 games.The Rangers got the power play in overtime when defenseman Cam Fowler was called for holding New York defenseman Ryan McDonagh as he broke into the offensive zone.Dan Boyle made a cross-ice pass to Zuccarello in the right circle for a shot that beat John Gibson for his 15th goal of the season.“It was nice to get a power-play goal at the end there, so it was a really great win for us,” Zuccarello said. “When we lose, no one is more upset than the guys in this room. But we have to stick together.”Corey Perry and Rickard Rakell scored for the Ducks, who lost their second in as many nights and for the fourth time in five games. Gibson stopped 19 shots.“We got ourselves an opportunity to win the game and just made too many mistakes, myself included,” Fowler said. “It’s a tough thing right now but we’re going to go into the break and recharge and get ready for the latter half of the season.”The Rangers were within 2:54 of winning the game in regulation when Rakell tied the score with a shot from the left circle that appeared to deflect off McDonagh’s stick.Until that point, it appeared Brassard’s second goal of the game earlier in the period was going to be the winner.Zuccarello set it up by stealing a pass from Jiri Sekac deep in the Ducks’ zone and finding Brassard alone in front for his 13th goal.A little less than 2 minutes later, Lundqvist made his best save, going side-to-side in the net to make a sprawling stop of a shot by Rakell from the left circle. However, the forward got even late with his seventh goal.Both teams came into the game struggling and it showed. There were only 23 shots in the first two periods, which ended tied 1-all. Both goals seemed to come out of nowhere.Perry got his 11th of the season, collecting a loose puck between the circles in front of Lundqvist, turning and firing a shot into the upper corner.Brassard scored his 12th on his own. He stole a pass by Ducks defenseman Josh Manson in front of the Anaheim net and beat Gibson with a shot to the lower corner.The game was Carl Hagelin’s first against the Rangers since being traded to Anaheim in the offseason. He played his first four seasons in New York. He was introduced to the crowd during the first period and got a warm ovation.(TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer)last_img read more

Watch: Ram Kapoor and Ronit Roy get ‘married’ on Salman Khan’s Dus Ka Dum

first_imgSalman Khan’s Dus Ka Dum is all set to get interesting as Indian television’s two stalwarts Ram Kapoor and Ronit Roy will be appearing on the game show this weekend.The two actors will be accompanied by Salman’s brother-in-law Aayush Sharma and newbie Warina Hussain as they all will be there to promote their upcoming movie Love Ratri, which is being produced by Salman.Recently, they shot for the show where host Salman Khan gave two hypothetical situations to Ronit Roy and Ram Kapoor. In the first situation Ronit and Ram are husband and wife and had to enact their first night’s scene while in the other Ronit had to play a naagin who is there to take her revenge.Their act left everyone in splits including host Salman and the audience. It was funny seeing Ronit lift the veil from Ram’s face. The duo were quite a sport to take up the challenge.Have a look.The Love Ratri cast even danced on the sets and were joined by the Sultan. Looks like they had a blast shooting for the episode.Apart from Love Ratri’s cast, singer Mika Singh and Maniesh Paul will be appearing on the show this weekend.last_img read more

North Koreas construction boom may build more than skyline

first_imgPYONGYANG, North Korea – Beachfront, five-star hotels? Skyscrapers just blocks from Kim Il Sung Square?North Korea is racing forward with major development projects some experts believe are aimed at expanding a market for rented or privately owned real estate to help fortify the finances of Kim Jong Un’s regime against the bite of sanctions over its nuclear program.A swelling market for private property doesn’t sound very socialist, and it’s not.But the chronically cash-strapped government appears to be nurturing a fresh source of revenue — sales of property to the newly affluent class of North Koreans who have made their fortunes on the country’s growing, but still largely unofficial, market economy that has come into its own since Kim assumed power.The pressure on Pyongyang is growing as the Chinese investors who traditionally have propped up its economy are retreating amid tougher than ever restrictions imposed by Beijing.The construction projects, which could cost well over a billion dollars to complete, have a lot of momentum behind them. They are part of a six-year building spree under Kim that has transformed the Pyongyang skyline. North Korean officials told The Associated Press they hope to have at least some of the developments ready to show off for celebrations in September marking the country’s 70th anniversary.“Since 2012, we have been building a new project each year, so I think one year from now a lot of changes will have been made in the city,” said Kim Kum Chol, an architect with the Paektusan Academy of Architecture, the centre for architectural research and design in North Korea. “We have a lot of construction plans.”He said there are three main projects this year:— First, to redevelop the centre of Pyongyang by replacing low-rise housing built after the 1950-53 Korean War with more space-efficient new skyscrapers, offices, public buildings and residential high rises. “For the centre of the city there are many old residences, so we are trying to turn that into new ones,” Kim explained.— On the east coast’s Wonsan-Kalma area, more than 10 hotels, thousands of units of residential housing and a number of recreational facilities are either planned or underway, Kim said. He said the hotels would range from relatively modest three-star facilities to luxury five-star resorts. Kim Jong Un has already built a new airport to serve the area known as his home away from home.— The third focus is near the Chinese border in Samjiyon, a scenic town at the foot of Mount Paektu, the spiritual home of the ruling Kim dynasty. The area is to become an “open-air museum for education in revolutionary traditions,” according to state-media reports, and a centre of mechanized potato farming “envied by the people the world over.”North Korea has often used ostentatious projects to inspire nationalistic pride, reward loyalty and enhance the prestige of the ruling regime. But Kim Jong Un seems to have a penchant for spearheading the completion of high-rise neighbourhoods and modern, seemingly quite functional recreational facilities.In theory, housing, education and health care are provided free to all in socialist North Korea, where the state owns all capital, including the buildings, factories and land. Selling property outright, or collecting rents, would pull money out of the pockets of those who can afford it, putting it back into the coffers of the regime. Demanding prepayment could help finance projects underway or in the planning stages.North Korea has been doing this to some degree for years.Chinese investment has generally been seen as the key source of funds. So has slow but steady growth in the North’s domestic economy, helped along by a swelling sector of entrepreneurs who have savings in foreign currencies like the U.S. dollar and Chinese yuan.These people, known as “donju,” or money masters, have been more visible since Kim Jong Un assumed power, creating a natural market for better housing that didn’t exist in the past. Most live in Pyongyang and the Wonsan area, where construction is most active. A big part of the building boom is focused on high-end properties in prime locations, like the Pyongyang city centre or along riversides or ocean fronts that might be expected to appeal to them most — and have a higher market value.Whether such projects would ever pay for themselves is unclear. That could help explain why Kim has made diplomatic overtures over the past few months to Seoul and Beijing — two potentially huge pools of investment and aid if the political tensions on the peninsula ease.Before stepped up sanctions kicked in last year, North Korea made a massive sell-off of minerals to China that coincided nicely with the building boom.William Brown, an economist at Georgetown University, said the “liquidation” of some state property makes fiscal sense, despite the cost to socialist principles, especially given North Korea’s chronic trade deficit with China.The downturn in Chinese trade and new investment since about September and Kim’s inability to get foreign loans or woo other investors has cast serious doubt on the future of the economic boom and is jeopardizing funding for the military, said Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein, a scholar with the U.S.-based Foreign Policy Research Institute think-tank and co-editor of the North Korea Economy Watch website.Dwindling trade with China is not only sucking foreign reserves away from the regime, but also hurting businesses the “donju” rely on as well, a one-two punch to the economy that could get significantly worse in the months to come, possibly undermining demand for luxury property.“The state really doesn’t have any sustainable revenue source as of now,” Silberstein said.___Talmadge is the AP’s Pyongyang bureau chief. 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Jet Airways Prabhu asks aviation secy to hold emergency meet

first_imgMumbai: Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday directed his ministry’s secretary to hold an emergency meeting on the debt-ridden Jet Airways massively cancelling flights after grounding of a large part of its fleet. The minister’s direction came in the wake of the airliner drastically reducing its operations due to liquidity crunch. “Directed Secretary, @MOCA GOI to hold an emergency meeting on grounding of flights by Jet Airways, advance bookings, cancellations, refunds and safety issues, if any,” Prabhu said in a tweet. “Asked him (civil aviation secretary) to get a report on Jet compliance issues immediately from DGCA,” he added. Earlier Monday, Jet Airways engineers’ body wrote to aviation regulator DGCA, seeking its intervention in the recovery of their salary dues, saying non-payment was affecting their psychological condition which, in turn, was a “risk” to the airline’s flight operations.last_img read more

Job creation down 17 in Feb to 1503 lakh ESIC payroll data

first_imgNew Delhi: Job creation dropped by 1.73 per cent in February to 15.03 lakh compared to 15.30 lakh in the same month last year, according to the latest payroll data of the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC). The data showed that during September 2017 to February 2019, nearly 3 crore new subscribers joined the ESIC scheme. According to the data, the gross new subscribers addition remained the highest at 19.81 lakh in July 2018.last_img

The Imperial Delhi stresses importance of hand hygiene

first_imgThe Imperial New Delhi joined hands with Hotel Association of India (HAI) to observe the 6th HAI Hand Hygiene Day by creating awareness amongst both associates and guests about the importance of hand hygiene.This year, the overarching theme for World Hand Hygiene Day by W.H.O was “Clean care for all – it’s in your hands”, focusing on the achievement of universal health coverage (UHC) which includes access to quality essential health care services, and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all. Hand hygiene is critical to achieve UHC as it has a direct impact on the quality of care and patient safety across all levels of the health system. Also Read – The Puja carnivalIncorporating the same message, The Imperial conducted various activities to inculcate greater responsibility towards hand hygiene by engaging associates and creating substantial awareness about the issue. Speaking on the occasion, Vijay Wanchoo -Sr Executive VP and GM, The Imperial New Delhi said, “Hand hygiene is vital to a healthy lifestyle which is why we at The Imperial strive to maintain best practices and my aim is to promote initiatives like these so they reach the grass root level. When we are operating in the service industry it becomes our prerogative to prioritise health in every way which is why the message of clean hands as the foundation of a healthy system is reiterated every year in the hotel. Like last year, this year too, we had organised focused activities to emphasise on keeping hand hygiene at all times and shall continue to do so in near future to make our country aware, safe and healthy”. HAI intends to create awareness among the local communities, schools, orphanages, public institutions, guests, visitors and employees of hotels and the people who handle food by including them in a series of activities under the program. It aims to spread the importance of washing hands with soap and water or using a hand sanitiser as the simplest and most cost-effective way of promoting community health and well-being.last_img read more

Sweden captain hints at retirement

first_imgSweden captain Andreas Granqvist has hinted that he will be retiring from international football at the end of the World Cup after suggesting that their game against Mexico today may be his “last”Janne Andersson’s side were denied a draw against Germany last weekend after Toni Kroos’ injury-time winner secured the defending champions all three points and demoted Sweden to third place in Group F.Heading into today’s game against group leaders Mexico, the Blue-Yellow need a victory to retain any hope of securing a spot in the knockout stages with Germany currently ahead on a head-to-head basis in the remaining qualification spot.Quiz: How much do you know about Hirving Lozano? Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 6, 2019 Time for you to tell us everything you can answer about Hirving Lozano. We will ask you 10 questions about the Mexican forward. Have…Granqvist, who will earn his 74th cap for Sweden today, has now hinted that the encounter at the Central Stadium may be the final time he dons the blue and yellow shirt.“This could be my last match for the national team, but right now we only think about the upcoming game and we’ll discuss everything else later,” said the 33-year-old, according to the New Indian Express.Granqvist is currently playing in his first ever World Cup tournament for Sweden and has already announced his return to Swedish club Helsingborgs from Russian side Krasnodar as he enters the twilight phase of his playing career.last_img read more

California governor wants to end tax on diapers

first_img May 7, 2019 California governor wants to end tax on diapers AP Categories: California News, KUSI, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter Posted: May 7, 2019center_img SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to end the sales tax on tampons and diapers and use revenue from legal marijuana sales toward enhancing child care programs.Those items are part of a “parents’ agenda” Newsom will announce Tuesday in a preview of the revised state budget he’ll present later this week.“As anyone who takes care of kids can tell you, these costs add up,” Newsom will say, according to excerpts of his remarks released by his office. “From diapers to child care, raising kids is expensive wherever you live. But when you factor in the cost of living here in California, it is close to impossible.”Cutting the diaper and tampon tax would eliminate about $55 million in revenue from the budget, according to legislative estimates. His child care proposals, meanwhile, would cost about $130 million, with about $80 million coming from taxes on legalized marijuana. Newsom also wants to give families with children under 6 a tax credit of $1,000, but his office did not say how much that would cost.Democratic Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, who has proposed a bill to eliminate the tampon tax several times, praised Newsom for including it in his budget. She said her proposal is about creating “menstrual equity,” meaning that women don’t face taxes for products their biology requires them to buy.The proposal is about “having a tax code that’s gender neutral (and) a tax code that represents our values,” she said.Several other states including New York have already eliminated the tax on tampons. Former California Gov. Jerry Brown rebuffed eliminating the tax on menstrual products and diapers in 2016. He vetoed the proposals alongside five other tax-related bills, suggesting that such issues should be considered as part of the budget. But he included neither proposal in any of his future budgets.“Tax breaks are the same as new spending – they both cost the General Fund money,” he wrote in his veto message. “This is even more important when the state’s budget remains precariously balanced. Therefore, I cannot sign these measures.”Newsom has said he plans to maintain Brown’s reserved approach to budgeting by limiting new ongoing spending in favor of using extra money to pay down debts and bank away for the next recession. On Thursday, he’ll offer an updated budget that will show whether he’s maintaining that approach. He and lawmakers must agree on a one-year spending plan by June 30.In January, he proposed a $209 billion budget with a $21.5 billion surplus, the state’s largest in at least 20 years. His plan increased spending by about 4% but pledged more than $13 billion to build the state’s reserves and pay down debt. He proposed several billion dollars’ worth of new spending on child care, education and housing, and also called for a new tax to pay for improvements to drinking water.On child care, Newsom would spend an additional $54 million on county-run child care programs through CalWORKS, the state’s public assistance program. Newsom also wants to spend $80 million in tax revenue from legalized marijuana to pay for child care programs, though his staff didn’t offer specifics ahead of the press conference.(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Updated: 12:36 PM AP, last_img read more

Senate Finance Committee Taking Public Testimony On The Operating Budget Today

first_imgSenator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen): “I hope folks will call in and tell us how they feel about where and how we are spending money for state services. We will see what happens as we move to this finish line here, but things are moving, which is nice, we got our budget out.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Senate Finance Committee will be taking public testimony on the Operating Budget (HB286) and other primary budget bills this morning, starting at 9 a.m. Public Testimony will be taken from around the state at the following times:9:00 – 9:30am Juneau9:30 – 10:00am Barrow, Tok, Delta Junction10:00 – 10:30am Kenai area, Kodiak, Dillingham10:30 – 11:00am Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg1:30 – 2:00pm Bethel, Nome, Kotzebue, Unalaska2:20 – 2:30pm Sitka, Cordova, Valdez2:30 – 3:30pm Fairbanks, Mat-Su3:30 – 4:00pm Glennallen, Seward, Homer4:00 – 5:00pm Statewide Offnets5:00 – 6:00pm AnchorageCall or sign in 15 minutes prior to the end time scheduled for your area.Written comments for the official record can be sent to:[email protected]center_img There are a limited number of phone lines to the Capitol; If you plan to attend and testify at your local Legislative Information Office (LIO).Kenai Legislative Information Office145 Main Street Loop, Ste. 217Kenai, AK 99611(907) [email protected] Legislative Information Office302 Railway Ste. 107Seward, AK 99664(907) [email protected]last_img read more