Foghorn Tom Ryan, who has sold newspapers at the Brooklyn Bridge for eight years, pleaded guilty before Judge Foster in General Sessions yesterday of larceny. He stole a pin from Dr. Henry Fruitnight of 954 St. Nicholas avenue in the Ninety-sixth street subway station. “I was drunk,” he said. Judge Foster suspended sentence. A number of Brooklyn customers of Foghorn interceded for him.
Originally published in The Sun on January 4, 1906.