On June 24, 1897, Tom O’Day was supposed to hold the horses as members of the Hole-in-the-Wall gang tried to rob a bank in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. Things inside the bank didn’t go well; O’Day was roaring drunk. While the rest of the outlaws escaped clean, O’Day’s horse ran away. He tried to hide in an outhouse but was discovered.
A few weeks later, he managed to break jail but was caught soon after. Strangely, in spite of all the evidence against him, a jury found him not guilty in the bank stickup.