Landlady Almost Ruins Probe

Landlady Almost Ruins Probe

by: William Jones | publication date: June 9, 1970 | Publication: The Chicago Tribune | pages: 2

A key portion of the Tribune's investigation of the hustlers among Chicago's private ambulance business was almost thwarted by a hysterical north side landlady who believed her furnished apartment had been invaded by a gang of narcotics addicts.  Before the bizarre chain of events was over, an ambulance crew was photographed deserting an apparent victim of a heart attack and the landlady would receive and extra $20 rent to calm her frazzled nerves. 

William Jones describes how the landlady of an apartment rented for part of the Tribune's ambulance series nearly blew their cover.

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