LA TIMES 2-17-48

"Actor to Take Rap for Cat in Drunk Driving"

Allen C. Jenkins, 47, screen comedian, appeared before Municipal Judge Lewis Drucker for trial late yesterday on misdemeanor drunk-driving charges. 

The actor was in a more serious mood than he had been at the time of his arrest. He said he had left his cat, Smiley, brooding at home at 18622 W. Topanga Beach Road, because he was afraid the jury wouldn't appreciate that cat's court appearance.

"I'm going to take the rap for Smiley," Jenkins said with a grin. "Smiley's toungue-tied at home and very nervous about the whole thing." At the time of his arrest Jenkins averred that the cat was driving the car.


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