Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

A Harry Trick in Rio Rancho.(Final)

Byline: Elaine D. Briseno Journal Staff Writer

Senior center member wows his audience with Houdini escape

See Bill Martin entertain. See him play Harry Houdini.

See the 72-year-old hang in a straitjacket from a crane by his ankles 40 feet from the ground.

See Bill escape without a scratch in less than five minutes.

He was at the Meadowlark Senior Center in Rio Rancho on Tuesday afternoon to perform what he said was one of Houdini's most spectacular escapes.

A crowd of seniors gathered under the hot sun to watch. One of those was 91-year-old Leslie Meyers, who said that when he was 9 he met the real Houdini in New York City. …

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