A clever man, Sandow displayed his survival techniques during an apparent kidnapping
attempt at his home at 348 Chadbourne Street in the Los Angeles area on November 20,
1931.  Two intruders accosted him, and after scarring the first man off, Sandow was forced
to display his wrestling techniques in his kitchen, disarming a second man, and getting
shot in the hand during the attack.  Both men escaped.  It was believed the only intent
behind the ploy was robbery, but in the vicious wrestling world, no one was totally

Research by Tim Hornbaker
Billy Sandow Wrestling History
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