tom bell criminal
Updated: 3/11/2020
tom bell criminal
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  • Tom Bell was a surgeon in the Mexican American-War and he saw lots of action.
  • OK whats wrong?
  • He was shot by the enemy.
  • Following the war he traveled to California during the California Gold Rush but was unsuccessful as a prospector, later drifting around California as a gambler and as a doctor at times for several years.
  • looks like I hit big.
  • The outlaw "Doc Hedges" was arrested for stealing five mules. When he was arrested in 1855, wanting to confuse the peace officers, he gave the name Tom Bell, a small time cattle rustler.
  • In 1855 he was serving time in Angel Island Prison for robbery when he met Bill Gristy and successfully escaped several weeks later.
  • OK but we will need a distraction
  • lets escape together
  • With Gristy, Bell formed an outlaw gang of five men and began robbing stages for several months. They have now spotted a wagon with over 100,000$ bullion gold.
  • looks like we have had quite a success, we are not done yet.
  • the gang unsuccessfully attempted to rob it. In an exchange of gunfire a woman passenger was killed and two male passengers were wounded before the gang was driven off by the stagecoach guards.
  • hey stop there
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