Life imitates pulp fiction: New Jersey police arrest a criminal dubbed "the Mad Hatter." Because he switched hats between many bank jobs.
The article is a wonder of economy, mixing breezy humor with casual violence:
The robberies began about a month after Madison was released from a halfway house after serving nearly 20 years in prison for the bludgeoning death of a girlfriend. He said that upon release he found a $42,000-a-year job as a machinist.
"I thought, that's not bad, right? That was good money when I went in. But that was 20 years ago," he said. Then came a lesson in inflation.
No word on The Riddler in Newark. I await The Scarecrow, anywhere.