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1936hourglass set on gray background

A thief took the trouble of entering a Los Angeles, California café through a skylight to rob the slot and marble games. But instead of getting the heck out after that was successful, he stayed and played the machines. Unknowingly, their noise alerted a watchman, and the “victim of his own sporting instincts” was arrested and jailed (Nevada State Journal, December 3, 1936).

Photo from Pond5: “Hourglass Set on Gray Background” by Chones

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