Clutching a bag of groceries, a seedy old man climbed two flights to his flat in a Bronx slum. Suddenly as he was unlocking the door, there came a rush of racing feet. The old man was shoved inside, the door slamming behind him... Days later, when the overpowering reek of rotting death filled the hallway, the janitor called the police.
The old man, who lived alone, had been mugged. Moreover, he had resisted his attackers and this blunder cost him his life.
Author : Morton Hunt