As an initiation into their gang, Sally’s classmates told her to steal a notebook from a local Woolworth’s store. But while at first it seemed as though she’d succeeded, Sally was soon apprehended. To her horror, an older man wearing a fedora hat grabbed her by the arm before she could even make it out of the door.
Announcing himself as an FBI agent, the man told Sally that she would be placed under arrest for her crime. Furthermore, he told her that the courts would likely send her to reform school. But as Sally started to cry, the man softened and offered her what must have seemed like a tempting deal.
Claiming to be different to the other agents, the man told Sally that he would let her off this time. In fact, if she promised to check in with him occasionally, he would allow her to return home without punishment. But even though Sally was grateful to escape the horrors of reform school, she soon fell victim to a far worse fate.