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Public Enemy Number One

Shortly after his designation as "Public Enemy Number One" by the FBI in 1933, the notorious gangster John Dillinger visited a police weapons arsenal in Peru, Indiana.

Posing as a reporter for a detective magazine, the wily Dillinger convinced the police to take him on a tour. Then, having cased the joint, he later returned and stole everything in it.

[The following year, FBI agents were allowed to carry machine guns (for the first time in the agency's 26 years) and, shortly after seeing Manhattan Melodrama -- in which gangster Clark Gable dies in the electric chair -- Dillinger was gunned down outside Chicago's Biograph Theater. (Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson also quickly met their ends.)]

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