Thursday Jun 08, 2023

Frank McErlane popularized the Tommy Gun in Chicago and invented the Gang Ride or ’One Way Ride’

True Crime | True Crime Podcasts on Youtube | True Crime Documentary In this episode of True Crime Legacy, I will talk about Frank McErlane Francis "Frank" McErlane was a Chicago gangster and second-in-command of the Saltis-McErlane Gang in the 1930s, working with Joseph Saltis in the Chicago Beer Wars. He was the one who introduced the Tommy Gun to Chicago, and was known to be a brutal hitman. McErlane was born in Chicago to an Irish-American Catholic family, with McErlane carrying a Rosary in his breast pocket. McErlane became the second-in-command to Joe Saltis, a Hungarian gangster who founded the Saltis-McErlane Gang with him, creating a powerful bootlegging empire. Frank was known to always be drinking alcohol, his face getting redder each drink. His image was that of a "butter and egg" man, and was very violent. He was responsible for the murders of George Bucher and George Meegan on September 17, 1923, and escaped responsibility, but was later arrested for different crimes. In his next murder in 1924, he used the Tommy Gun for the first time; these weapons were procured from Dion O'Banion's shipment that reached Chicago after he died, and he used it in a failed attempt to kill Spike O'Donnell, who was talking with a beat cop. In 1931, he retired after shooting his wife and some "yapping" dogs in a drunken stupor and retired, dying of pneumonia in 1932. ⏳𝐕𝐈𝐃𝐄𝐎 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐏𝐓𝐄𝐑𝐒 ⏳ 00:00 – Intro 01:18 – Life Update 11:30 – Frank McErlane early days 13:28 – Life after prison 42:38 – Sept 7, 1923 46:56 – The “One Way Ride” 48:27 – Thaddeus S Fancher 52:19 – John “Mitters” Foley 52:49 – Vincent McErlane, the traitor 58:07 - McErlane’s CRAZY hospital stay 01:03:11 – Imaginary fight with REAL bullets 01:06:15 – Retirement Fund & McErlane’s luxurious, lonely end 🍁 𝐀𝐁𝐎𝐔𝐓 𝐃𝐚𝐧𝐚 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐚 🍁 Your source for the life and history of infamous gangsters ... and some other stuff, too. Your go-to resource for information on famous gangsters' lives and histories, as well as other things. ✨ 𝐉𝐎𝐈𝐍 𝐃𝐚𝐧𝐚 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐚 ✨ ➟ Dana Truppiana Channel:    / @danatruppiana   🎥𝐃𝐚𝐧𝐚 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐚'𝐬 𝐎𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐑 𝐕𝐈𝐃𝐄𝐎𝐒🎥 👉 "Mad Sam" Destefano - The psychopathic serial killer for the mafia - Part 1 •    • "Mad Sam" Destefa...   👉 Al Capone ran Chicago's underworld successfully until two things took him out | Syphilis and taxes •    • Al Capone ran Chi...   👉Tony Accardo led Capone's area for far longer than Capone himself after he went to jail •    • Tony Accardo led ...   💌 𝐋𝐄𝐓'𝐒 𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐘 𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐎𝐔𝐂𝐇 💌 ➟ IG: 🔗 ➟Twitter: 🔗 ➟ FB: 🔗 🔗 ➟ YouTube 🔗   / @danatruppiana   ➟Website: 🔗 #history #mafia #facts #life #lifestyle #mobs #crime #truecrime

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