Notorious 1930's bank robber Alvin Karpis ("Old Creepy") was designated the FBI's "Public Enemy No. 1" right after the death of his good friend, John Dillinger. But did you know he was also a Canadian? Which is why he wasn't executed, but spent 36 years on "The Rock" aka, dreaded Alcatraz.
Anthony Carr states: "...Karpis reminded me of someone's grandfather in his dotage. It was difficult to imagine that this gentle-looking elderly man was once America's Public Enemy No. 1, what with his suspenders over a clean white shirt, gray hair cut short on top -- crew cut style -- and sporting wire-framed granny glasses over which he would peer as he talked, he looked the picture of docility -- that is, until he began telling me stories..."