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 - Owen McCaffrey, a policemnn attached to tho...
Owen McCaffrey, a policemnn attached to tho Fourth Product Station House, was a prisoner for ovor llvo hours, yesterday, in one of tho cells of the Sixth sub Precinct Station, in Graham avenue, on a chargo of luloxicallon proforred by Roundsman Hnmor and another charge of assault preferred by Edmund Frost, of 107 Frost street McCaffrey had his day off yesterday and atartod out to visit soma relatives residing at 23 Frost streot. He stopped at many places on the way and drank moro than his usual allowance. Shortly before 11 o'clock In the morning, whllo crossing the vacant lots on Ewon street, near Withers, ho noticed tho residenco of Edmund Frost, which is tho only houso for a block around. A low fence separates tho houso from tho lots in tho rear and McCaffrey, who was then very much intoxicated, stopped ovor this fence and made his way Into tho kitchon. Mr. Frost and his wifo wero in another part of tho yard, looking over somo lumber, and their view of the houso was obstructed by a stable. Suddenly Mrs. Frost was alarmed by hearing the crashing of crockery In hor kitchen. She ran into tho house aud was still moro astonishod aud alarmed to soo a man rumaglng through the bureau drawors in on adjoining room. Sho asked his business, whon McCaffrey turnod around and, catching Mrs. Frost by tho throat, said : "I'll soon toll who I am nnd what I want." With this remark ho flung Mrs. Frost to ono sldo and was rushing nt hor again whon sho regained her feet and ran screaming iuto tho back yard. Her husband ran to her assistance aud was also confronted by McCaffrey, whom tho Frosts thon bo - lloved to bo a thief. McCaff roy caught Frost by tho coat collar and unceremoniously pushed him through the back doorway. Mr. Frost did not go back into tho house, but ran as fast as ho could to tho Sixth Sub Precinct Station and notified Sergeant Milos O'lioilly of what had happened. Roundsman Hnmm was sent back to the houso witli Mr. Frost. In the meantlmo Offleors Lutz and Carroll had heard tho Bcrenms of Mrs. Frost, who had again been threatened and roughly handled by McCaf frey, and they hastoned to the spot and placed Mc Caffrey uuder arrest He was attired in citizens' clothes excepting his trousers, nnd his shield was hooked to his vest. He accompanlod his captors willingly nt first, but as thoy neared the station houso ho ODjoctod to going any further and tried to break away. When but a few dcor3 from the station ho kickod and fought so vigorously that he had to ho carried bodily into the house by tho ofneers. Aftor his pcdlgroo was takon Captain Brown removed his shlold and thou ordored him locked up. Ho began fighting again, but was overpowered nnd taken to a coll. Four hours later friends of the prisoner made their appearance and offered to go bail for him. Captain Brown refused to releaso iiim and told tho mon to go beforo a magistrate. One was finally found and ho signed tho bail bond. Whon McCaffrey emerged from the coll ho was almost sober and told his frionds that ho had beon addicted to tho uso of quinine, and that tho drug had affected him. He said that he was on his way to a relative named Torence Murphy whon ho mistook Mr. Frost's houso for Murphy's. Justice Naeher held him this morning for examination.

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  1. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle,
  2. 28 Dec 1885, Mon,
  3. Page 4

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