Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Unknown Woman Blinds Pharmacist with Nitric Acid - 1915

FULL TEXT: Holtsville, Cal., Dec. 9. – Authorities are looking for the mysterious woman who rode on horseback last night to the in of Thomas Potts, a local druggist, and hurled a phial of nitric acid in his face as lie slept. Potts’ eyesight is totally destroyed and his shoulders and arms are badly burned. He could think of no enemies or no reason for such an attack.

[“Woman Throws Acid - Victim Loses Sight,” The Tacoma Times (Wa.), Dec. 9, 1915, p. 1]


SEE: “Acid Queens: Women Who Throw Acid” for a collection of synopses of similar cases.


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