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John Dillinger

John Dillinger

John Herbert Dillinger was an American gangster and a bank robber in the Depression-era United States. His gang robbed twenty four banks and four police stations. Dillinger escaped from jail twice; he was also charged with, but never convicted of, the murder of an East Chicago, Indiana police officer who shot Dillinger in his bullet-proof vest during a shootout, prompting him to return fire. It was Dillinger's only homicide charge. In the heyday of the Depression-era outlaw Dillinger was the most notorious of all, standing out even among more violent criminals such as Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Bonnie and Clyde. Media reports in his time were spiced with exaggerated accoun ... more on Wikipedia

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