I am pretty sure this is my great grandfather but I have been unable to prove it.
Feb 21 1893 San Francisco Call
A Sick Petaluman Robbed and Beaten
He Fell in a Fit and the Good Samaritans Stole His Property.
Andrew Martinucci was a prosperous saloon-keeper in Petaluma three weeks ago, but becoming tired of the business sold it on the 10th inst. and came to this city to have a good time. Amoung other places that he visited was a dance hall on Kearny Street and there he fell among thieves.
While talking to two of the female waters he fell in a fit on the floor and four young men who were in the place rushed to him and rubbed him until the glow returned to his cheeks. He thanked the them and said that they had played the part of good Samaritans, but when he thrust his fingers in his pockets he found that he had been robbed of a silver watch which valued at $35. He had $260 in greenbacks in his hip pocket, but the money had not been touched.
Martinucci complained about the loss of his watch and intimated that the good Samaritans had robbed him. They heard him and with one accord proceeded to the place where he sat and flung him upon the floor, when they kicked and beat him until he was full of soreness. One of the proprietors of the saloon who entered while the Petaluman was being beaten, blew a police whistle, and Martinucci’s assailants fled. When he was able to search his pockets he found that another watch valued at $25 had been stolen from him. He told his story to the police, and described his assailants as well as he could. The saloon-keeper helped him out, and Officer Joseph Conboy was detailed to find the thieves. Conboy began his search for the men last night, and was successful in capturing them within an hour. They were Dennis Lawler, ex-convict: james Morgan, burlar; Frank Kearney, thief, and George Seeley, vagrant. They were charged with robbery, and on and all professed innocence.