Cisco bank robbery, 1927
Let’s take a trip in the Wayback Machine for this next one, going all the way back to 1927 for one of the most notorious bank robberies in Texas history – and that’s saying something. Marshall Ratliff marched into the First National Bank in Cisco, Texas in full Santa regalia, leading a group of three armed men, and proceeded to clean the place out.
To escape, they took two young girls hostage, but when their car ran out of gas they abandoned it – and their ill-gotten gains. Marshalls eventually caught up with the gang and threw Ratliff into jail for 99 years, but an angry mob stormed the prison and lynched him anyways. That’s what you get for being a fake Santa!