A Strange Escape King Fisher stole a horse, but got away with it—thanks to the animal’s owner.

Texas gunman John “King” Fisher got into crime in an unusual way.  In 1869, when he was 15, Fisher borrowed a horse from a rancher near Florence, Texas.  But the problem was, he forgot to check with the owner before taking the animal.

A posse caught up with the teenager and took him into custody—temporarily.  Fisher soon escaped, helped by the owner of the horse.  It seems the man knew the kid, liked him and didn’t want to see him go to jail. Later in life, Fisher stole plenty of stock and did spend time behind bars.

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