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Quick Fact – Moonlighting Gig Heats Up

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Pasadena, California in 1945


When Pasadena, California vice squad officers got a tip that chef/restaurant owner Paul B. Weston, 56, was sidelining as an illegal bookie, they raided his home and found gambling paraphernalia — where else? — under the stove.

And, sealing Weston’s fate, while the police were in his residence, they fielded 10 phone calls to Weston in which the callers, unaware they were speaking to the law, asked for betting information. Weston was arrested.

Photo from Wikimedia Commons/The National Archives

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