RARA-AVIS: Real-Life Bank Robber

From: Karin Montin ( kmontin@sympatico.ca)
Date: 16 Jan 2007

Those of you interested in real-life bank robbers might find Paddy Mitchell's life interesting. He had a rule that no one gets hurt, and escaped prison twice.


The story of his hospital escape was recounted somewhat differently in another obit yesterday, which said that his pals were driving the ambulance and sent the cops on a wild-goose chase.

Mitchell wrote an autobiography, The Bank Robber's Life: The Life and Fast Times of Patrick Mitchell.

His partner, Stephen Reid, wrote Jackrabbit Parole, which is a novel, but very autobiographical. I read that a few years ago. It was pretty good. (He's married to poet Susan Musgrave; they got married while he was still in prison.)

That's our Canadian content for today, I guess


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