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Description: A Burglar Blown Up

Date: January 4 1894

Newspaper published in: Pontotoc, MS

Source: MSU Library

Page/Column: Page 4, Column 4

A Burglar Blown Up
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A story comes from Geesbend, in Wilcox County, Ala., of the strange death of a burglar.
William Mack started to burglarize the store of John Pettaway. After he had gained entrance to the store he got a cigar and lighted it, and then went to work deliberately gathering up stuff he wanted. He went near a keg of powder, and a spark from his cigar exploded the powder. He was blown in the air. Pettaway heard the explosion, and was just in time to hear Mack recite the story before dying.

Submitted: 10/15/15

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