Sunday, October 9, 2011

Monday, October 9, 1933

Went to school. Ruth Ray came after me. Tomorrow is report cards for first five weeks. Walked home with RR.

William "Willie" Sutton (June 30, 1901 - November 2, 1980)

A prolific U.S. bank robber who, during his forty year criminal career stole an
 estimated $2 million, and eventually spent more than half his adult life in prison.
For his talent at executing robberies in disguises, he gained two nicknames, "Willie
the Actor" and "Slick Willie." When not disguised, Sutton was an immaculate dresser.

Sutton is famously known for answering a reporter, Mitch Ohnstad, who asked why
 he robbed banks by saying, "because that's where the money is." But in his partly
ghostwritten autobiography, Where the Money Was: The Memoirs of a Bank Robber
(Viking Press, New York, 1976), Sutton dismissed this story, saying: "I never said it.The
credit belongs to some enterprising reporter who apparently felt a need to fill out his
copy... "If anybody had asked me, I'd have probably said it. That's what almost
anybody would couldn't be more obvious."

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