Wife Says Mate, Booked, Threw Knife At Child

May 8, 1947
Los Angeles

It is commonly believed that a wife is supposed to support her husband’s aspirations. 23-year-old Charles F. Coulter was a mechanic who sought to develop his knife-throwing skills–by throwing knives at baby Danny’s high-chair–while baby Danny was strapped in.

Quite an act, and on the first go-round the kid didn’t get a scratch, but that didn’t appease Charles’ grandmother Mrs. S. Nelson or his wife Evelyn, who sought to restrain the would-be carney. In the ensuing fracas, grandma took a tumble. Amidst much screaming, sheriffs came. They booked Charles on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, and so ended a promising career.