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Bonnie and Clyde at UH Law Day (1968)


No Sound on Film | 1968

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  •  “Bonnie and Clyde” hold up the University Center cash-checking desk 
  •  Campus security officers make an arrest 
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This news segment for Houston’s KPRC-TV captures a staged robbery at the University of Houston on April 29, 1968. The footage appears silent here, as it would have been voiced over by the anchorperson during a live broadcast. From UH’s yearbook, the Houstonian: “Through a barrage of bullets, ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ of the infamous Barrow Gang and ace compadre, ‘C. W. Moss,’ staged a daring daylight robbery of the University Center check-cashing desk—all part of UH Law Day observances. With loot in hand, the brash trio (all law students) fled the scene in grandiose style as C. W. took the wheel of their red coupe and raced for an exit. But quicker than Maxwell Smart, the efficiency squad of Safety and Security officers thwarted the group’s get away attempt, proving once again, ‘Bonnies and Clydes don’t win.’ The accused were brought to trial in Judge Lee Dugan’s court with proceedings conducted by Chief Prosecutor Joe Mass and the defense team of Clyde Woody and Marian Rosen. It was a strange day in May when the jury returned a verdict of not guilty for the nefarious trio.”