The FBI shot and killed a man outside of the Biograph Theater in 1934. They claim the man was John Dillinger, the infamous bank robber. The FBI had an informant who was going to lure John Dillinger to the theater so he could be arrested.
Unfortunately for Dillinger, the FBI were a little trigger happy, and he was gunned down in the alley next to the Biograph Theater at least according to the FBI.
Upon seeing the body though, many of Dillinger's friends claimed the body wasn't his. They identified the body as a small time hood and Dillinger friend named Jimmy Lawrence. The FBI stated that they had information that Dillinger had undergone plastic surgery, and as a result, he looked more like Mr Lawrence. Regardless of whom they killed, John Dillinger was never heard from again. Was he dead or did he just escape to a quiet life somewhere else? That question has been asked since 1934. Something else has been around since 1934 though too. Hundreds of witnesses have reported seeing a man running down the alley next to the theater. He is dressed in a suit from the 1930's, and he doesn't stick around for long. We know the man is tied into the shooting by the FBI because he began to appear not long afterwards. If you are in Chicago, visit the historic theater and maybe you can solve the mystery.
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