The Untold Stories of Bonnie & Clyde

Everything you never knew about America’s most wanted couple

Niklas Göke
11 min readNov 19, 2019

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Cutting through the soft Louisiana breeze, a beige Ford V8 turns onto the dusty road. The driver is well-dressed. Blue shirt, brown jacket. So is his lady. Red dress, braided hair.

First approaching at high speed, the car soon slows down and comes to a halt next to a truck with a missing tire. Recognizing the father of a friend, the driver rolls down his window. “Hey Ivy, you need some help with that?”

Out of nowhere, a five-shot blast hits the car. One bullet finds the driver’s temple. He dies instantly. A spine-trembling scream erupts from the passenger seat while, from the bushes, six gunmen emerge. Less than a second later, both drown in the thunder and smoke of rifles, shotguns, and pistols.

The car slumps forward, and so do the bodies in their seats as some 150 rounds mark them with near 20 bullet wounds each. Once the dust settles, the gunmens’ ears will still be ringing, but one thing is for sure: Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are dead.

On May 23rd, 1934, at about 9:15 AM, Bonnie and Clyde’s two-year crime spree found its abrupt, 16-second ending — and so did they. With a total of at least 14 murders and over 100 felonies from bank robberies to kidnappings, it was the…

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Niklas Göke

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