happened at Sailes, Louisiana, where officers from Texas and Louisiana laid an
ambush. Police shot 187 bullets in a two minute attack, taking no chances in killing
this 'most wanted' couple who were responsible for the deaths of 12 people,
Parker had met Clyde Barrow when she was visiting her husband in prison. They
struck up an immediate bond. She brought him a gun to help him escape. He escaped.
Clyde was caught in Ohio. A personal appeal by his mother earned him a released
and Clyde started on their partnership after Clyde's release. Then Bonnie was
sent to jail for stealing a car.
her release, the two went on a robbery spree in Texas and Oklahoma. They picked
up an associate in one gas station robbery (W.D. Jones, who joined them for 18
months). Clyde's brother, Buck, also joined them (he was killed in a shoot-out
early in 1934).
and Clyde became something of a media sensation, posing for photographs, and they
even got nicknames: Bonnie was "Suicide Sal" and Clyde was "Texas
they are immortalized in the Hollywood movie starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway.