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Mystery History: The Pepto-Bismol Pink Nash Rambler caper

First in so many things, Adair County and Russell Counties, KY, have not produced (many) world class criminals, as this footnote to history (Previously posted as "The Great Adair County General Store Robbery" on CM 2010-04-18 06:43:11

By Jim

The article about the Windsor store being robbed brought to mind the Great Adair County General Store Robbery, ca. 1970. The name of the store in question has long since slipped off the plate of my memory, but I believe it was the one located just west of the Hwy 80/1729 (Sano Rd.) intersection. At any rate, three not-quite genius-level desperadoes from Russell County - James, John, & Roy - took it upon themselves to relieve the store of the day's receipts.

Let's see. What could possibly go wrong?

Wannabe criminals chose daylight heist option

The store was located on what was then the major east-west route through Russell and Adair County, and the aforementioned young wannabe criminals chose, perhaps none too wisely, the daring daylight heist option.

And too, their getaway car was hardly a garden variety vehicle. There really weren't too many 1961 Pepto-Bismol pink Rambler station wagons keeping the roads hot in the greater Ozark-Craycraft-Gentry's Mill metroplex.

But anyway. So (un)successful was this hair-raising holdup, the culprits made it nearly all the way back to Russell Springs before the long arm of the law swept them up and hauled them off to the Jamestown Graybar Hotel.

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