Case 135

The Santa Claus Bank Robbery

*** Content Warning: gun violence ***

On December 23 1927, the streets of Cisco, Texas were full of festive cheer as residents prepared for Christmas. When a man dressed as Santa Clause entered the First National Bank of Cisco, customers chuckled that even Saint Nick had finances to attend to during the holiday season. 

But when Santa and his accomplices pulled pistols out from beneath their coats, it was immediately clear that they weren’t there to spread the Christmas spirit.



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Research & writing – Eileen Ormsby

Creative direction – Milly Raso

Narration – Anonymous Host



‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro –

Audio production – Mike Migas 

Scoring – Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn



Logo and website design – Paulina Szymanska



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