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Constable George McDonald — The Fearless Mermaid of Carleton Place?

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In 1965 Carleton Place Constable George McDonald became known as the Lloyd Bridges of Carleton Place in the newspapers. Reminiscent of the  popular TV show Dragnet, George was chasing a car through town. Suddenly, the driver stopped on the bridge which spans the Mississippi River and chucked his evidence over the edge. What was it?

Drugs?

Stolen Property?

Nope, it was a full case of beer. A 2-4 to be exact!

Undaunted, fearless George borrowed a pair of leaky hip waders and carefully made his way through the chilly waters to reclaim the evidence. No mention of where the liquid goods went after that–or if Lloyd Bridges called to use the story for the TV show Sea Hunt!