As a crispness fills the air and the scent of gingerbread begins to waft from the kitchen, one only has to pull on an ugly sweater and curl up with a tablet to find some old-fashioned, weird Christmas crime.
And as always, Texas is as good a place to start as any.
In 1929 banks in Texas fell victim to robbers almost daily, and it was with an eye to protect what was theirs that the Texas Bankers Association offered a reward of $5,000 to anyone who killed a bank robber in the course of a crime.
Greene, A. (1999). The Santa Claus Bank Robbery (Rev. ed.). Denton, Tex.: University of North Texas Press.
SANTA CLAUS BANK ROBBERY. (n.d.) from https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/jbs02