Herriman Saturday

March  6 1909 —  a court case involving the theft of a boa constrictor is sauce for the reportorial goose, but when the snake fails to be paraded around the court as expected, the story is much ado about nothing. The reporter couldn’t bear to have wasted his time at court, so he comes up with the angle that stealing a snake is not larceny. Which, in the story, it clearly is. Just not grand larceny, but rather petit larceny as the value of the snake is only $15. Ho hum.

Fake news! A total nothing-burger!

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