|Tuesday, January 15, 1935, Vol. 74, No. 29||The Liberal (Richmond Hill)||Page 5, col. 3|
Bullets just miss C.N. brakeman
Brakeman James M. Jacklin of Gravenhurst found himself a target of two .22 bullets as he stood on the caboose platform of a CNR train at Richmond Hill station. Jacklin, who was a former sniper with the Algonquin regiment was standing on the caboose platform preparing to inspect the train before it pulled out for Parry Sound when the first bullet whizzed past his head.
"It's an experience that I don't want to go through again", Mr. Jacklin said. After the second shot nearly hit him, he burst into the caboose where Norman Cameron, the conductor, was filing out forms. Cameron dropped messages at both Zephyr and Vandorf reporting the incident.
An investigation by CNR officials and the Richmond Hill detachment of the O.P.P. picked up a juvenile for questing.
The juvenile told the police he was returning to his home in the outskirts of Richmond Hill after an unsuccessful hunting trip. He said he was taking "pot shots" at random targets as walked along. He denied any knowledge of bullets whizzing past the brakeman and was surprised that any bullets from his gun had travelled so far.
Stations: Parry Sound