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The Wild Life of Coffee John Fitchette - A True Crime History Podcast

The Wild Life of Coffee John Fitchette - A True Crime History Podcast

One of my favorite characters from my book, Dirty Doc Ames & the Scandal That Shook Minneapolis, is "Coffee John" Fitchette. He was an incorrigible, swaggering bully who conned and cheated his way across the United States, leaving three wives, multiple children, and a legion of angry creditors in his wake. He finally settled in Minneapolis, where he would start his infamous Coffee John's Oyster Grotto on Nicollet Avenue and become fast friends with Mayor Albert Alonzo "Doc" Ames. He'd use that connection to finagle his way into a police captain's uniform while continuing to use his brute strength to intimidate and beat up customers in his restaurant. This is a brief history of his life and legend.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 33 min

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