The Brush’s true-name was Jockie Lyceum and he wore a specially made wig that had hair coming down to cover his face. Jockie operated a phony racket called “No Inc.” claiming fall-out from the use of atomic bombs had caused his condition. As a result, over one million dollars in cash was mailed to his organization from unsuspecting donors. As the racket starts falling apart, The Brush kills his associate and escapes with a large bag of the cash, avoiding Tracy and other officers. He wanders the city carrying the money in the bag over his shoulder. Brush is eventually caught by Tracy while fleeing into the open countryside in a stolen laundry truck. He escapes from custody in a police car, but is killed when a dynamite trailer he is hiding in is struck by lightning. The money he was carrying had fallen from his truck as he fled, but was later recovered by Tracy on a nearby farm.
Special Thanks to John Perin for the Brush Story Recap