“I’m glad they went out like they did. It’s better than being caught.” -Roy Thornton
Bonnie and Clyde are perhaps some of the most infamous criminals of all time. They are known for their bank robberies and “screw-the-man” attitude, making them quite popular during the Great Depression.
Bonnie and Clyde first met in 1930 at a friend’s home. Clyde had just escaped from jail and Bonnie was taking care of a friend at the time. Some say it was love at first sight despite Bonnie being married to husband Roy Thornton whom she married 6 days before her 16th birthday.
Bonnie and Clyde along with their accomplices hit numerous banks and stores all in a very short period of time. Clyde’s goal behind the hits was to gain enough money to buy enough weapons and supplies to perform a “liberation raid” at Eastham Farm Prison to get revenge for the abuse he experienced during his time in prison.
(10:04) “So they were like, Oh they’re just making alcohol and lo and behold, it was not! It was Bonnie and Clyde”
Around this time in history, prohibition had just ended. Unfortunately, law enforcement thinking Bonnie and Clyde were bootleggers may have led to their demise. How did the infamous duo get caught?
Listen to host Skye and guest Megan discuss how Bonnie and Clyde when down in a blaze of glory.