Said to Be a Footpad.
San Francisco Chronicle, December 10, 1892.
William Price, a painter, living on Bernal Heights, is in the city prison charged with attempted robbery.
W.L. Ryan, salesman in a Third-street shoe store, was waylaid on Army street, near Folsom, late Thursday night as he was going to his home on Gunnison street.
After going through Ryan's pockets and getting nothing the footpad escaped. Policemen Phillips and O'Connell arrested Price for the crime, finding him at home in bed. He was identified by employes of the Omnibus Railway Company, who saw the attempted robbery.