Ticking of the clock brought on police investigation. PM Photo by Weegee
“Police Solve Mystery of Ticking Suitcase
But Virtually Ruin Contents By Soaking It in Oil.
An attendant at the Pennsylvania Station parcel-checking room wasn’t taking any chances yesterday when he picked up a suitcase and heard a ticking noise inside it. He called the police.
Bomb squad detectives took the suitcase to a nearby parking lot, soaked it in oil and opened it. They found an alarm clock, the hands indicating 5:28; three pairs of women’s shoes, a raincoat, a meat chopper, two flatirons, two brushes and woman’s undies.
The suitcase was returned to the checkroom, the contents a bit the worse for the oil.”
Ticking of the clock brought on photographer’s investigation… WD Photos by Ceegee
Our intrepid photographer went to the Pennsylvania Station/Madison Square Garden parking lot and found a sidewalk soaked in oil, two K-9 police patrol cars, 3 Port Authority police cars, and many barricades…