Santa Claus Heist, Long Island Heiress, Papago Park

Host Don Wildman examines a pair of handcuffs that once bound the wrists of an unlikely criminal, a dress worn by a socialite at the center of a shocking crime, and a leather bag used in a legendary prison escape.

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Justice Crater Missing Person Poster
Justice Crater Missing Person Poster

Justice Crater Missing Person Poster

New York Supreme Court Justice Crater disappeared on August 6, 1930 … never to be seen again. In 1979, he was declared legally dead, but his disappearance remains a mystery. 960 1280

  

U.S. Coast Guard Museum

U.S. Coast Guard Museum

Jennifer Gaudio, curator of the U.S. Coast Guard Museum in New London, CT, examines a pair of snowshoes worn during a death-defying rescue mission in Alaska. 960 1280

  

Justice Crater Mystery

Justice Crater Mystery

Peter Quinn, author of The Man Who Never Returned examines a missing persons poster with Judge Crater’s information. The poster is on display at the New York City Police Museum. 960 1280

  

Nazi POW Jurgen Wattenburger

Nazi POW Jurgen Wattenburger

This handmade bag was used by Nazi POW Jurgen Wattenburger during his escape from Papago Park prison. See it on display at the Arizona Military Museum in Phoenix. 960 1280

  

NYC Police Museum

NYC Police Museum

Learn about the strange disappearance of Judge Crater at the New York City Police Museum. 960 1280

  

Museum of the American Cocktail

Museum of the American Cocktail

The Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans, LA, contains a bottle of Prohibition-Era Jamaica Ginger. In the 1930s, the liquor caused thousands of cases of paralysis … and a few deaths. 960 1280

  

Santa Claus Bank Robbery

Santa Claus Bank Robbery

At the Conrad Hilton Community Center Museum in Cisco, TX, is a pair of handcuffs that once played a role in a sensational tale of a bank robbery lead by a man dressed in a Santa costume. 960 1280

  

Jamaica Ginger

Jamaica Ginger

Chris McMillian tells the story of the toxic bottles of Jamaica Ginger at the Museum of the American Cocktail. 960 1280

  


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