Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dillinger House

From 1981-86, my home in Tucson was across the street from the Dillinger House, where the notorious gangster and his gang were captured on Jan. 24, 1934. According to Dary Matera's “The Life and Death of America’s First Celebrity Criminal: John Dillinger”:

"Incredibly, in a matter of hours, the “hick town” Tucson police had captured John Dillinger and his entire inner circle, seized their weapons, and confiscated $27,000 of their stolen money. It was the kind of devastating coup d’etat that eluded the embarrassed law enforcement armies of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and J. Edgar Hoover’s G-Men. To pile on the humiliation, the Tucson cops had done it without firing a single shot."

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