Arresting Doc Holliday

Perry Mallon when he tried to arrest Doc Holliday

Perry Mallon was a con-artist, a liar and a fake.  And he nearly brought down Doc Holliday.

In May 1881, Mallon “arrested” Doc in a Denver establishment.  Mallon variously claimed to be a lawman or bounty hunter or avenger of a dead friend; he was looking for the reward to return Doc to Arizona to face charges in the so-called Vendetta Ride.

The Colorado governor refused to extradite Holliday.  Mallon’s past as a con-man came out and he never got the money.  He skipped town before authorities could arrest him.

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