130 years ago today - Jul 15, 1892

Mormon outlaw Robert LeRoy Parker is arrested on a horse-theft complaint. The arresting officer, Bob Calverly, reports: "I told him I had a warrant for him and he said: 'Well get to shooting,' and with that we pulled our guns. I put the barrel of my revolver almost to his stomach, but it missed three times, but owing to the fact that there was another man between us, he failed to hit me. The fourth time I snapped the gun it went off and the bullet hit him in the upper part of the forehead and felled him. I then had him and he made no further resistance." Parker, better known as "Butch Cassidy" is acquitted.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please Enter your Comment: