As we noted in a story last year about the FBI's Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force, the Denver-based squad charged with catching bank robbers, investigators come up with vivid bandit names in order to keep robbers straight and the public interested. It also doesn't hurt that the moniker-bestowing folks at Safe Streets are a colorful bunch themselves.
To see more examples of law enforcement's literary creativity, check out the Colorado Association of Robbery Investigators' list of unidentified bandits. The motley crew includes sassy-sounding Double Talkin' Bandits, the no-nonsense Tec 9 Bandit and the poetic pièce de résistance, the Southpaw Outlaw. Just don't get any ideas. While theoretically it would be pretty cool to score a bad-ass bandit name like these by sticking up a few banks, it ain't worth spending a few years in the clinker.