Crazy Like a Fox

When bootlegger George Remus shot his wife in Cincinnati’s Eden Park in 1927, he claimed temporary insanity and a jury found him not guilty.

When the prosecution then insisted he be committed to an institution, he declared he was sane — as they themselves had just argued. An appeals court set him free.

“The decision is so farcical, such a joke,” he said, “that it makes a sane person laugh.”