Missed Death

Insane Man Attacks Chief

Uses Twisted Tobacco Can to Rip Chief's Face

Fargo, May 20—Paul Schrape, arrested last night as insane, used a twisted tobacco can to rip open the side of Chief of Police Louis Dahlgren's face today when the chief and a desk clerk opened his cell. The fire department was called in and placed the hose on Schrape for 20 minutes while, according to police, he raved. Then he was handcuffed.

Schrape was picked up last night when a patrolman thought him drunk.

Early today he asked Chief Dahlgren to "shoot me," "get your gun out," "they're after me," according to the chief.

The Bismarck Tribune, 5-20-1922

Black Hills Notes

Posted 09/25/2012