Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Killed? No; Just Drunk

The Daily Ypsilanti Press published this story on Wednesday,
August 9, 1916.

     Two tramps, evidently stupidly drunk, and attempting to get more so, were sitting on the M. C. track Tuesday evening near the Shepherd Ice Co.’s house, when they were given a not very gentle awakening. The east bound Michigan Central train which arrives here a few minutes after five o’clock came along and the men rolled off the track and down the embankment. The crew supposed at least one had been struck and the train was backed up and the man was placed on a stretcher and taken to the depot.
     He immediately revived after being taken from the train and was able to walk away. Instead of being struck he was simply hurt from a rough roll down the stony incline from the track. He was convinced that he really was the victim of a train accident.

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