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FC: By: Austin And Walker | John Dillinger
1: John Dillinger was born on June 22, 1903. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was the younger of two children. His Grandfather was said to have immigrated from Metz which is a small city in the northeast of France. In his teenage years he was frequently in trouble with the law, for things such as petty theft and fighting. He soon quit school to go work at a machine shop in Indianapolis. Even though John had a job his father thought he was being corrupted by the city and moved there family to Mooresville, Indiana. “My buddies wanted to be firemen, farmers or policemen, something like that. Not me, I just wanted to steal people's money!” | Who Was John Dillinger?
2: In 1922 he was arrested for his first more serious crime of auto theft. He then decided to join the navy where he spent a few months before deserting. Once he was back in his town he was jobless and decided to plan a robbery. He was caught and was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison. Once he was out of prison due to his father getting a petition together. He attempted to help 6 people he met in prison escape from prison. He posed as an officer and went in to get his friends while leaving he was asked for credentials by a guard. The shot the guard and left. After the prison incident the BOI or Bureau of Investigation was alerted (BOI was a precursor of the FBI). After escaping prison Dillinger and his gang went on a bank robbing streak across Indiana. He and his gang were some of the best robbers ever in my opinion. At one point they pretended to be a film company filming a bank robbery scene. Instead of filming it they took the money and left.” Now nobody get nervous, you ain't got nothing to fear. You're being robbed by the John Dillinger Gang, that's the best there is!”
3: At one point after robbing so many banks he had a bounty on his head for 10,000 dollars and was wanted in 8 different states. While on the run from the BOI he and his gang settled at a hotel in Arizona called the Hotel Congress for a little while. While staying at the hotel a fire broke out and they were rescued through a window by fireman. Dillinger tipped a fireman to go get his luggage from the hotel which contained guns and money. One of the fireman recognized Dillinger and he and his gang were arrested and taken to a jail in Indiana that police said was escape proof. “All my life I wanted to be a bank robber. Carry a gun and wear a mask. Now that it's happened I guess I'm just about the best bank robber they ever had. And I sure am happy.” He did end up escaping with a wooden gun that was smuggled in. He then went to Chicago and got the rest of his gang and went into hiding in the northern part of Wisconsin in a place named Little Bohemia Lodge. The owners of the lodge realizing who Dillinger was mailed a letter to the police who contacted the BOI who sent about 10 agents to the lodge to capture Dillinger and his gang. On the night of the agent’s arrival Dillinger and his gang did not notice the agents coming until civilians were accidently shot by the agents.
4: After they heard the shooting they all escaped after a short gunfight. Dillinger fled to Chicago and went under the name of Jimmy Lawrence and got a job as a clerk.” These few dollars you lose here today are going to buy you stories to tell your children and great-grandchildren. This could be one of the big moments in your life; don't make it your last!” While still searching for Dillinger the BOI got a tip from a woman who was supposedly going to see a movie with Dillinger the following day. The BOI quickly got to Chicago where they surrounded the theatre and waited for Dillinger to come outside. As Dillinger walked out of the theatre he noticed a man looking at him, Dillinger immediately ran towards an alleyway but was shot 3 different times before falling dead on the ground outside the theatre. He was pronounced dead immediately.
5: I picked the topic of John Dillinger for my crime paper because I had always heard of him, they even made a movie about him he is so famous. I was never able to see the movie so I decided to learn as much as I could about him. I think now I am going to see the movie.