Eddie Cudahy and Pat Crowe
New Role: Crime Curiosity
Crowe crossed the Missouri River to
The Omaha Bee added that Crowe entered the cell corridor as jauntily as if being shown to the best room in a hotel.
The streetcar robbery trial was held in May and had the predictable outcome: not guilty.
Finally a free man, Pat Crowe was shepherded to
In August 1906, the World published a two-page spread about Crowes exploits - real or not. The folks back in
The Bee noted, Pat Crowe has transferred his distinguished self from
Later that year, Crowe and a ghostwriter produced the first of three books about his life of crime. In it he advocated reform for American criminal justice, including a call to end meaningless prison labor in favor of useless work on roads or farms.
The kidnapper was reincarnated as a combination policy wonk/sideshow attraction. He spent time traveling the Vaudeville circuit as a crime curiosity. The audience would gasp when he bragged that he had made $700,000 from crime.
But he was a one-trick pony. And as interest in his lectures waned, Crowe grew increasingly intimate with the bottle. He was arrested for drunkenness and vagrancy in
He headed back to