Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Schultz Bros, AKA "The Wild Dog Butchers of Fisher Park"; apprehended outside the Fern Rock Theatre, Fifth and Fern Streets, 1963

Felix and Harold Schultz, bachelor brothers and freelance hucksters who lived in their deceased parents' rowhome next to Fink's Bakery on Spencer Street, finally brought to book after no one knows how many years of nocturnal stalking and garrotting of feral dogs in Philadelphia's Fisher Park. The brothers would transform their prey into allegedly quite tasty wursts and meatpies, load up a handcart and hawk their wares to presumably unsuspecting housewives in the alleys and driveways of Olney. Their culinary skills stood them well in their subsequent kitchen careers at Holmesburg Prison.

(Check out the right hand column of this page for links to more Strange Tales From the O-Zone. Not to mention The Legends of the Schwarzwald, or Railroad Train to Heaven, the memoirs of Arnold Schnabel, Olney's own "Rhyming Brakeman".)

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