Thought he was Jerry

So who was this Jerry, and what did he do? I guess we'll never know.

Arizona Republic - Jan 29, 1953

Man Stabbed With Apology
SAN FRANCISCO (INS) — Lawrence Bridges, 32, San Francisco Municipal Railway bus driver, reported to police that he was stabbed by a man who then leaned over him and said:
"Oh, pardon me, I thought you were Jerry."
He was stabbed twice, in the cheek and shoulder, as he walked on Sutter Street near Fillmore. He will recover.
     Posted By: Alex - Mon Feb 08, 2016
     Category: 1950s

Jerry Lewis, perhaps? I've often found myself experiencing an overwhelming urge to stab him in the face.
Posted by A Nonny Mouse on 02/08/16 at 09:54 AM
Just 'cause you've got murder in your heart that's way no reason to be impolite to people!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/08/16 at 09:56 AM
"What's the frequency, Kenneth?"
Posted by KDP on 02/08/16 at 10:08 AM
Even stabbers were polite in those days!
Posted by Tom Mulrooney on 02/08/16 at 10:24 AM
That headline is so very wrong.

I've heard of injecting a joke, crushing someone with a refusal, and biting sarcasm, but how do you turn an apology into a deadly weapons?

This does not bode well. If there's a history of the word "Sorry' drawing blood, will the TSA start confiscating Editor's rejection letters before they can board a plane? Will dictionaries be considered weapons of mass destruction? Will Roget make the FBI's ten most wanted list?
Posted by Phideaux on 02/09/16 at 03:21 AM
KDP, that was my first thought too. It turns out that the guy who attacked Dan Rather thought the media was beaming hostile messages to him, hence his demand for "the frequency." Also, Dan was unsure if the guy called him Kenneth.,5418791&hl=en
Posted by ges on 02/09/16 at 07:10 PM
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