Clyde Barrow Flips His Car Into A Ravine
In June 1933, while driving with W.D. Jones and Parker near Wellington, Texas, Clyde Barrow missed some construction signs and flipped their car over into a ravine.
Parker was doused with battery acid, causing third degree burns to her left leg. After evading arrest, Barrow insisted that Parker be allowed to convalesce. After meeting up with Blanche and Buck Barrow again, they hid out in a motel near Ft. Smith, Arkansas until Buck and Jones bungled a local robbery then killed a city marshal. On July 18, 1933, the gang checked into the Red Crown Tourist Court south of Platte City, Missouri (now within the city limits of Kansas City, Missouri across I-29 from Kansas City International Airport). The Red Crown consisted of two brick cabins joined by two single-car garages, and the gang rented both cabins. Several yards to the south stood the Red Crown Tavern, managed by Neal Houser, who became interested in the group when Blanche Barrow continually paid for dinners and beer with silver coins instead of paper dollar currency.
Bonnie Parker (October 1, 1910 – May 23, 1934) and Clyde Barrow (March 24, 1909 – May 23, 1934) were well known outlaws, robbers, and criminals who, with their gang, traveled the Central United States during the Great Depression. Their exploits were known nationwide. They captured the attention of the American press and its readership during what is sometimes referred to as the "public enemy era" between 1931 and 1934. Though their gang was notorious for their bank robberies, Barrow preferred to rob small stores or gas stations. The gang was believed to have killed at least nine police officers and committed several other murders. They were eventually ambushed and killed in Louisiana by law officers.