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Old 06-14-2012, 07:49 AM
 
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What would be the top contenders for crime of the century, this century too but more especially the last one?

I know about the holdup of the miniature train at Brack but that was small time. There was also a story in the paper regarding the record heist taken from a jewelry shop at North Star.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:40 AM
 
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Fiesta Sniper

Jugde John Wood assasination was huge news around the same time.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:44 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Woody Harrelson's dad convicted for shooting and killing Judge John Wood.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:53 AM
 
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This century just started - 12 years ago, I think.

The 21st century hasn't really produced any home run hitting crimes yet...(give it time)
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:54 AM
 
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Joe Ball - the Butcher of Elmendorf/ the Alligator Man. Feed his victims to the alligators that wound up at the alligator farm off broadway.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:12 AM
 
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Remember the Thief of Baghdad? Had San Antonio nervous as he was hitting a lot of houses with folks at home. He was finally stopped by an elderly guy while they exchanged gun fire. The old man died and the perp, named Sam Webb, was wounded. Webb had raped, and burglarized a lot of homes.His trademark was that the people were home and held at gun point. He would sing the song I am the Thief of Baghdad while he worked. Unfortunately, he worked for me during the daylight hours. WE called him Preacherman as he would recite a lot of Bible all day long and was one of the nicest guys you'd ever meet.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:46 AM
 
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Fred Gomez Carrasco, the heroin kingpin, comes to mind.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:15 AM
 
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This century?

Easily Segovia Mexican Candy Company closing-
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:00 PM
 
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Remember the Thief of Baghdad? Had San Antonio nervous as he was hitting a lot of houses with folks at home. He was finally stopped by an elderly guy while they exchanged gun fire. The old man died and the perp, named Sam Webb, was wounded. Webb had raped, and burglarized a lot of homes.His trademark was that the people were home and held at gun point. He would sing the song I am the Thief of Baghdad while he worked. Unfortunately, he worked for me during the daylight hours. WE called him Preacherman as he would recite a lot of Bible all day long and was one of the nicest guys you'd ever meet.

Just goes to show you that never know anyone as well as you might think.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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The great Brackenridge Park Eagle train robbery of July 1970...

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The Great (Little) Train Robbery:” Passengers aboard Old No. 99 , Brackenridge Park’s miniature train, are robbed of their valuables by two soldiers from Ft. Sam Houston. Both robbers are caught and sentenced to prison terms of 20 and 10 years, respectively.

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