Mickey Malone was a gangster who built and lived in Sally McDonald's house during the prohibition era. His official job was operating a laundry chain called Duds & Suds.
He was born in Newark, New Jersey in January 1889 (based on his reported age at his death, and the newspaper article Nancy found on him). In Spring 1925, Mickey moved to Moon Lake, Pennsylvania, and built his cabin there near the woods, along with his own fake cemetery and private speakeasy. Mickey's right-hand man was William Akers, and his dogs were his companions until his arrest.
Mickey's girlfriend for five years in the late 1920s and early 1930s was Vivian Whitmore, a Moon Lake native who was twenty-one years his junior. Vivian said that he was a very considerate man and even kept Birch Beer on tap in the speakeasy for her. Vivian kept her key to his speakeasy until she gave it to Nancy seventy years later.
In 1931, Mickey committed the Hole-in-the-Floor gold heist off of a moving train in broad daylight. By this time, he was on the verge of a break-up with Vivian, and federal agents were attempting to find a cause for his arrest.
In the early morning hours of January 29, 1932, he was arrested at his house for tax evasion by Waldo Mathias, a federal agent who had been trying to get Mickey arrested for years. His four guard dogs, Xander, Iggy, Vitus and Lucy, were said to have run off into the woods when he was arrested. However, Nancy found out that he and William Akers had masterminded this lie, and that Akers came back to the house to feed and look over the dogs until their actual deaths, in addition to finding the gold Mickey hid.Mickey was sentenced to eight years in prison on April 29, 1933. He served his sentence in Leavenworth, Kansas, where he died of liver failure on February 12, 1941, at the age of 52. He was only two months short of his release.