Striking images of the murderers, robbers, and swindlers who orchestrated a complex prison break from the infamous Leavenworth Prison in 1931 More mug shots, you say? Another serving of...
Take a wildly successful businessman, a patriarch of an extensive family, a beloved city leader. Add one beautiful seaside setting, a pinch of elite vacationers, and throw in a curious lack of witnesses: for Adolph Coors Sr.,...
Gunsmoke, The Lawman, The Lone Ranger...Thanks to syndication, classic shows about life in the Wild West continue to entertain viewers decades beyond their cancellations. While these fictional sagas offer no shortage of captivating tales, the...
Building Criminal Empires in Galveston, Texas In the Lone Star State, Texans have always prided themselves on their resourcefulness and resilience, topped off with a dash of down-home humor. It’s just a part of the...
When we think of getaway cars, certain famous images spring to mind: Bonnie and Clyde’s rickety jalopy, for instance. Or a sleek 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, which Burt Reynolds used to evade the law in spectacular...
Meet Dale H. Maple: native of California, top of his class, Harvard graduate. A precocious student with an IQ over 150. Fluent in twenty languages before the age of 25. And to top it all off, one...
Here on Crime Capsule, we don’t beat around the bush. Empires come and empires go, but if there’s one timeless truth throughout the ages, it’s this: sex sells. And in the lurid Idaho brothels of the small...
You gotta hand it to him. Like a Danny Ocean of his day, Alvin Karpis—public enemy number one in the mid-1930s—didn’t rob the train because he had to. He robbed the train because he wanted to.
Few crimes in American history are more famous than the Lindbergh kidnapping. An international sensation from its beginning, the saga of aviator Charles Lindbergh’s infant son disappearing from his crib overnight captivated the world with its drama, its mystery, and ultimately,...
One of North Carolina’s many claims to fame is that NASCAR racing, one of its gifts to the world, had its origins in bootleggers and moonshiners building cars fast enough to outrun the cops. While it’s often...