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Kurotan t1_j9p9fu9 wrote

The car is the least disturbing part.

>A crowd soon gathered at the spot. Gault and Alcorn were left to guard the bodies, but they lost control of the jostling, curious throng; one woman cut off bloody locks of Parker's hair and pieces from her dress, which were subsequently sold as souvenirs. Hinton returned to find a man trying to cut off Barrow's trigger finger, and was sickened by what was occurring.


HPmoni t1_j9py29p wrote

Same with lynchings.

People like to commentate being at historical events.


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GrandmaPoses t1_j9oytxz wrote

>The deafened officers inspected the vehicle and discovered an arsenal of weapons, including stolen automatic rifles, sawed-off semi-automatic shotguns, assorted handguns, and several thousand rounds of ammunition, along with fifteen sets of license plates from various states.[101] Hamer stated: "I hate to bust the cap on a woman, especially when she was sitting down, however if it wouldn't have been her, it would have been us."

TIL that term goes back a long way.

>Preliminary embalming was done by Bailey in a small preparation room in the back of the furniture store, as it was common for furniture stores and undertakers to share the same space.

TIL this as well, wtf?


Archberdmans t1_j9p2g36 wrote

I’d bet that the phrase “bust a cap” comes before widespread use of metallic cartridges, because of the percussion cap which was used on muzzleloaders


Unleashtheducks t1_j9pgfri wrote

A lot of rap slang is just 30’s gangster slang.


Flemtality t1_j9ppl91 wrote

Eliot Ness is a great example.

Chances are you didn't hear about him in a history book prior to hearing his name mentioned in a song.


stamau123 t1_j9pub7p wrote

One reason being both embalmers and furniture makers use formaldehyde.


mnmason83 t1_j9pzlgv wrote

I learned this recently, too! It makes sense, too that the casket maker was also the cabinet and furniture maker: the carpenter.


AudibleNod t1_j9ope5e wrote

The law enforcement officers who participated in the ambush divvyed up Bonnie & Clyde's weapons as trophies. Like old fashioned privateers. So it's no stretch to think that they could also keep the car.


bolanrox t1_j9osr2j wrote

the car with the bullet holes is still on tour / in a museum on display.


SweetCosmicPope t1_j9plsuw wrote

About 30 years ago I saw it on display at the Texas Rangers Museum near Waco.


mypantsrblue t1_j9qswlh wrote

Actually it lives at a gas station outside Vegas. Seriously. Google it. Bonnie and Clyde death car. Believe it’s at terrible’s


Shark-Farts OP t1_j9pk87a wrote

This comment is odd, like you’re going on the defensive for a long-dead Sheriff. It reads like he didn’t do anything wrong, it’s not a stretch for him to have thought he could keep the car

Ok, but then the legal owner showed up to claim the car and instead of saying oh, I wanted to have it, but you are the rightful owner, so here’s the key he doubled down and refused to let her take it, saying she would have to pay him $15,000 for it (over 15x its original worth) because he knew it’s marketable value.

And then he had to be threatened by a local judge with jail time before he finally relented and gave the car back.

So - maybe it was a bit of a stretch to think he could keep something that didn’t belong to him and still had an owner who wanted it back. Unlike the weapons you mentioned, which didn’t have any living owners who were trying to retrieve them.


LukewarmJortz t1_j9r89b3 wrote

They called them privateers which is legal pirating, doesn't sound like they're defending anyone.

Sounds like they're saying "of course they thought they could keep the car, they already stole the weapons as trophies of their kill."


G20fortified t1_j9s2at3 wrote

Top comment here. Cops are pirates 🏴‍☠️. They steal more than anyone else. There is a reason they don’t do undercover stings on other police. It’s because they would end up arresting every single one of these lowlife thieves.


Landlubber77 t1_j9oq4hk wrote

> still covered with blood and human tissue

The werewolves in Shreveport must've loved that.


physedka t1_j9q3wgi wrote

For anyone that might be interested in visiting the spot where they got gunned down, don't bother. I'm from that area, and I have taken folks there before. It's nothing more than an old, worn down, hard to read marker on the side of a country road in the middle of nowhere. There is a museum in the nearby small town (Gibsland), but there's not enough stuff in there to be worth free admission, let alone the few bucks that they charge.


ThatOneSalesGuy t1_j9tb5jw wrote

For some reason this comment reads like the opening pages of a Stephen king novel


mikess484 t1_j9ot8lx wrote

That thing still ran!?!? It had a million bullet holes.


greed-man t1_j9qu7gl wrote

Barrow loved the Ford V8 (this was a 1934 model). He wrote a letter on April 10, 1934, to Henry Ford: "While I still have got breath in my lungs I will tell you what a dandy car you make. I have drove Fords exclusively when I could get away with one. For sustained speed and freedom from trouble the Ford has got every other car skinned and even if my business hasn't been strictly legal it don't hurt anything to tell you what a fine car you got in the V-8."


Azzizzi t1_j9pmc81 wrote

It's interesting that the car was in the Primadonna Casino for so long with a big sign advertising it, but no one ever says anything about the murder bathroom right there at the Primadonna Casino.


TheNotoriousWD t1_j9sktol wrote

The what now


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ScissorMeeTimbers t1_ja8xmox wrote

Absurd that his buddy just watched and got away with it and then bragged about getting money and fame out of it. Some people can’t see hell fast enough


Azzizzi t1_ja932hk wrote

Yep, I agree. The whole story is terrible. The girl's own dad was also a piece of shit.


Southern_Blue t1_j9ot4os wrote

They took that car on tour. I know a woman who was a kid in the seventies whose parents thought taking her to see it was a good idea.


1980pzx t1_j9p0ggb wrote

It is classic Americana. I think it would’ve been cool to see as a teenager. How young was your friend?


Southern_Blue t1_j9phfhz wrote

She thought it was interesting. I'm not sure, but I think maybe 12 or 13?


1980pzx t1_j9pq1qu wrote

Yeah, that might be a bit young for some. It’s definitely interesting. Hell, I’d love to check it out. It’s a pretty wild story.


MustacheEmperor t1_j9q7bux wrote

And parodied in Fallout New Vegas, where the Primm casino has a car belonging to an amusingly less criminally violent duo.


JumpyButterscotch t1_j9q0chl wrote

I went to Europe at 14 and walked a concentration camp. Kids need harsh history early or they become the fools who fall for the same old nonsense.


tony_thegreat t1_j9tc8ba wrote

i just went to a concentration camp last week, im 15 and it’s deffo opened my eyes


Flounder4life t1_j9qioww wrote

The car is now located in Stateline NV at a shitty casino on the border. It’s a tourist trap on the way to Las Vegas.


Worthlessstupid t1_j9qogmp wrote

Frank Hammer was the leader of the poses that killed Bonnie and Clyde.


TianamenHomer t1_j9qd08p wrote

There is a letter in a museum in Sulphur Louisiana from their friend that turned them in for the reward. It was hand written and said where they would be found near Shreveport. All I remember. I read it ages and ages ago.


WolframLeon t1_j9r8my3 wrote

Only in Shreveport my SO would say who grew up in Bossier.


G20fortified t1_j9s1uuf wrote

Cops always think they can steal anything they want. Total pos pirates 🏴‍☠️