American robber who stole more than $350,000 dollars during his lifetime. He is also known for his escape from McNeil Island Federal Penitentiary.
He deserted the U.S. Army in 1906 and fled to Mexico.
He gained infamy for his crimes and had numerous nicknames given to him by the West Coast press, including "Smiling Bandit", "Mail Train Bandit", and "King of the Escape Artists".
He was married and fathered a daughter.
He was a prisoner at Alcatraz at the same time as mobster Al Capone.