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Merry Christmas Eve Eve

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On this day in 1927, in Cisco, Tx, four men with guns entered a bank, one of whom, Marshall Ratcliff, was dressed in a borrowed Santa Claus costume..when Ratcliff entered the vault, some customers escaped and notified the police and citizens..when Ratcliff exited the vault with the money a gunfight ensued, during which 2 police officers were killed and Ratcliff and another robber named Davis were wounded..

 

The escape car was nearly out of gas and had a tire shot, so the crooks tried to commandeer another, but the diver took the keys with him..Davis and the money were left in the car, and the rest of the gang escaped on foot..over the next few days they stole several more cars and engaged in more gunfights, finally being captured in Graham..

 

The infamous Santa Clause Robbery led to the largest manhunt ever in Texas at that time..

 

TSHA

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS FOLKS..

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Sounds like an episode of Walker Texas Ranger.

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