Statement of James Flinn

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Statement made by Flinn describing a suspicious man found on Deer Hill Ave, and Fisher's response to the claim that he was there.




MS020 1/2

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Statement of James Flinn
Made at Danbury, Conn.
Monday Jan 26, ‘91

Last night (Sunday) I saw a man at about 10:30pm near Benjamin’s house on Deer Hill Ave. I was coming home.

He was five foot eight and a half inches in height, clean shaven, stiff hat, big coat, rough cloth and about twenty-four years of age. I passed him and looked after him. I said, “This is a tight corner”. He said, “What”? I said, “A bad place to be scheming, nothing only I have seen you before, but you have not the same face.” My cause for saying this was, I had seen the Special here watching some house early in early in the evening. He looked just like him, only the Special had a black mustache, and wore his badge on outside of his big coat, and carried a club. And this man looked like the same man only he did not have the mustache, badge, or club. He called me back. I would not go. I continued down the street and went over to Kane’s house across the street from mine. Just as the Kane boys were coming out of the gate. We all went for policeman Fisher and found him on Main Street near Wooster. Told him about the strange man, came back
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but could not find him. We then went to Station House and reported it to Sergt. Waggoner, who said it was alright, a Special was on Deer Hill Ave.
I know the man that I saw at 10:30 was not the Special. I saw him in the early evening, the man was a stranger to me. I do not know where the man went after I went for Fisher.

#57 Deer Hill Ave.




“Statement of James Flinn.” Pinkerton Detective Agency Danbury Fires Investigation Collection, MS020. WCSU Archives, 9 July 2019. Accessed on the Web: 18 Feb. 2020.


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