The Gangsters: Charles Arthur “Pretty Boy” Floyd - Modern Day Robin Hood or Notorious Killer?
Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd ... The Roaring 20’s was a time of great celebration and independence, but in Oklahoma, it was also a time of bootleggers, outlaws, and gangsters. Floyd's image changed during the last 5 years of his life. He was always known as a local “Robin Hood”, but after he gained national attention, he vaulted to the status of “hero” to the common man.
June 17, 1933 Controversy still surrounds the Kansas City Massacre that left 5 men dead. The FBI identified "Pretty Boy" Floyd and Adam Richetti as the gunmen with Verne Miller but other suggested names include Harvey Bailey, the Denning brothers, Wilbur Underhill, Bob Brady, and Jack Griffin. Even the motives are disputed. Many say Miller was trying to rescue convicted killer and robber Frank Nash. Others say the event, which resulted in Nash's death, was a gangland hit
Facts that you don’t know, or probably shouldn’t (34 Photos)
28 Interesting General Facts 12: charles "pretty boy", depression era gangster, destroyed mortgage and loan papers in the banks he robbed thus releasing a bunch of poor folks from their debts. that's pretty sweet.