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Amazing Photo From 1960 Of The LAPD Dressed Up As Women

In 1960, police officers dressed in drag in an effort to apprehend a dangerous purse snatcher.

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This photo, dated October 15, 1960, may look silly, but officers were dealing with a serious matter. According to LA Observed:

“Robbery squad officers dressed as women ‘as part of an operation to catch a purse snatcher who murdered an elderly woman while she was on her way to church.’”