Thursday, September 23, 2021

The cop car John Dillinger stole

The 1933 Ford V8 stolen by John Dillinger on March 3, 1934, from Lake County Sheriff Lillian Holley returned home to Crown Point for the first time in 87 years this spring. Dillinger escaped from the jail, taking guards hostage with a wooden gun, stealing two submachine guns and then the car to make his escape.

By taking the stolen car across state lines, Dillinger committed a federal offense, and the FBI began it's own manhunt.
The car was abandoned in Chicago. “If I ever see John Dillinger, I’ll shoot him dead with my own pistol,” Holley told Time Magazine. Holley died June 15, 1994, at the age of 103.
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