The capture—er, surrender—of Sam Bass.
In Texas, lawmen were on the lookout for robber Sam Bass in 1878. They finally found him, just outside the town of Round Rock. Or perhaps it’s more accurate to say that he found them. Bass was mortally wounded and got out of town, lying in a pasture. A posse was about to ride past him. Bass cried out, “Hey I’m over here. I’m Sam Bass, the one you are looking for.” Bass was taken into custody but died the next day—his 27th birthday.