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Robbery victim David W. "Doc" Moffat recounts his assault to the authorities, Pasadena, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
December 31, 1935
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Moffat was driving a delivery of $2612 of the racing association's money to a bank when a bandit stepped into his sedan and forced him to drive to Washington and Victoria avenue where two other men demanded the keys to a compartment where the money was stored. Then the first bandit forced him to drive to Hollywood Hills, where the robbers threw acid in Moffat's face and pepper into his eyes.
Similar photograph appears with the article, "Bandit Raid Told By Man," Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec 1935: A1.
Moffat sits at a table with an ashtray, scars visible on his face while an unidentified person out of the camera's lens examines a notepad.
Handwritten on negative: D. W. Moffat 12-27-35
Text from negative sleeve: 4275 - D. W. Moffatt David W. (Doc) Moffat (of S. Pasadena, Pres. of Nat'l Midget Automobile Racing Assoc.) Kidnaped + Robbed of $ 2600 12-27-35 [stamped:] Dec 31 1935
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Burns & scalds
Victims of crimes--California--Pasadena
Moffat, David W., (Doc)
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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