Bank robber who had a string of violent attacks up and down the the Midwest, until finally gunned down by the FBI.
After being arrested for a payroll robbery at age 18, he vowed never to steal again; it did not take long for him to break that promise.
Performing his criminals feats at the height of the Depression, he became somewhat of a Robin Hood figure for destroying the banks' mortgage papers, providing relief for debt-burndered homeowners.
He was born Charles Arthur Floyd, in Adairsville, Georgia, one of seven children, born to an impoverished farming family.
After the capture of John Dillinger, he was announced Public Enemy No. 1, with a $23,000 bounty on his head.