I had heard stories of this legendary encounter between Bonnie and Clyde and the law, but had never seen the location until now. New video share shows the road where Bonnie and Clyde took hostages and had a shootout with police in Missouri.
Kudos to this lady for not just a quick video, but also a history lesson of how Bonnie and Clyde stole a car in Springfield, Missouri and then got lost on country roads eventually taking hostages and getting into a shootout with local police in February of 1934.
Part of her Bonnie and Clyde journey took her to the grave of Joe Gunn who was one of the hostages that day. Legend says that Clyde gave Joe $10 after he dropped him off deciding they didn’t want “dead weight”.
If you’re familiar with the story of Bonnie and Clyde, you know they didn’t meet their end that day near Springfield, Missouri. That would come soon thereafter in May of 1934.
The FBI website describes the ambush of May 23, 1934 where both Bonnie and Clyde were killed instantly when a posse of police officers from Louisiana and Texas took them down. The FBI included pictures of the bullet-riddled car they were riding in that day.
Interesting that these two outlaws ventured through Missouri “test driving” a car and taking hostages before disappearing down a road mere months before meeting their end.