August 16, 1947
Speaking on behalf of the citizens of the great City of San Francisco, we'd just as soon you runaway SoCal lovebirds keep your shenanigans South of Tehachapi.
Seems SF police were called to a hospital here to talk with William Farley, 24, of 2217 Cahuenga Blvd., and his flame-tressed friend Mrs. Bobbie Mai Edkins of 1063 1/2 S. Sycamore. Mr. Farley had a bullet in his hand--in their car engine pan, cops found a pistol. The pair claimed they went over a bump and the gun fell from the flove box and discharged (so why the subterfuge?). Later, the story mutated to one of Farley shooting himself to prove his love for Mrs. Edkins. The dope even works with his hands--he's a watchmaker. Sheesh.
And yes, there is a Mr. Edkins, Harry by name, back in LA. Unamused, officers booked the tourists on a joint charge of assault.
Suggested reading: Murder by the Bay : Historic Homicide in and about the City of San Francisco