Friday, December 25, 2015

Pretty Boy Floyd

Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd (February 3, 1904 – October 22, 1934) was an American bank robber. When paroled after his first bank robbery Floyd vowed that he would never see the inside of another prison.

He committed a series of bank robberies over the next several years; it was during this period that he acquired the nickname "Pretty Boy." According to one account, when the payroll master targeted in a robbery described the three perpetrators to the police, he referred to Floyd as "a mere boy — a pretty boy with apple cheeks."

"Pretty Boy" Floyd and Adam Richetti became the primary suspects in a June 17, 1933, gunfight known as the "Kansas City massacre" that resulted in the deaths of four law enforcement officers.
On October 22, 1934, Floyd was killed in an apple orchard near East Liverpool, Ohio, while being pursued by local law officers and FBI agents led by Melvin Purvis.

He hated his nick name so much that after being gunned down, with his dying breath he made one final declaration, “I’m Charles Arthur Floyd.”

Broken Thompson that Floyd had abandoned.