Rube Burrow robbed Texas trains.
Rube Burrow wanted to be like Texas outlaw Sam Bass. So he followed in his footsteps, robbing trains across the Lone Star State and adjoining states. Burrow wasn’t always successful; his first job in 1886 netted about $300 and a few watches. But Rube continued on for the next four years, hitting seven more trains. His luck ran out in the fall of 1890, when he got into a shootout with a shop owner in Linden, Alabama. Rube got the first shot off, but his opponent had a better aim; Burrow fell dead in the street.