Alert Pacific Highway Motorist Assists Police in Capturing Mail Thieves
Wide awake and alert, Barnum continued north on the highway, the main route through Siskiyou County. Although most of the Oregon portion was paved, the California section between Red Bluff and the state line was only graded. When an oncoming vehicle approached, it came to a sudden stop in Barnum’s headlights, and two men jumped out and ran down a hill. Barnum returned to Dunsmuir and led the police back to the suspicious spot, where they chased footprints downhill, and Barnum drove home to Medford. Barnum read two days later that the robbers had been captured and that he was in line for the $5,000 reward. Sources: Livingston, Jill. "Bring on the Pavement." Living Gold Press. Web. 20 Feb. 2014.