Police uncovered a jolly little mystery Sunday afternoon involving a familiar central figure: Fred H. Anson--or at least that was the name the 88-year-old suspect gave when he was arrested.
Officers became suspicious when they saw a spry, white-haired old man loitering at the Rapid Transit District's Los Angeles International Airport bus stop in the 6200 block of West 96th St., nervously eyeing two suitcases at his feet.
"Those are mine," the old man said, when officers approached him and asked to examine the contents of the valises. When the officers opened the bags, they found that one contained ladies' undergarments and the other a variety of female articles.
No Stranger to Officers
When Anson was booked for investigation of grand theft at the Los Angeles Police Department's airport substation, veterans on duty there immediately recognized him. They said the man who was carrying 10 Social Security cards, each bearing a different identity, is a senior citizen with an interesting past.