October 22nd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1963, Seal Beach Police Officer Fred Rogers shot burglary suspect Odell Chester Scott in the right hand when he failed to halt as ordered.

Scott had been observed by a tenant at the apartment building at 120 Sixth Street entering another apartment in the building. When confronted by the police, he fled, yelling, “Go ahead and shoot!” He continue running after the injury to his hand, but was finally captured when he doubled back to his car.

The next day, Scott was reported as being in good condition at the Orange County Hospital prison ward.

– Michael Dobkins

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1 Response to October 22nd in Seal Beach History

  1. Lonnie Brownell says:

    Don’t mess around in Mr. Roger’s neighborhood.


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