$5K reward draws an armed citizenry in addition to police!
Robbers grab two small girls as hostages, bolt to car under fire.
Three days later, surviving 3 robbers caught by Texas Rangers in largest manhunt in Texas history to that date. 2 posse members injure themselves with accidental discharge.
The $5000 reward for shooting a bank robber in 1927 is the equivalent today of $72,000.
The $12K in cash they tried unsuccessfully to steal would be worth $172,000 today.
No wonder the armed townspeople were eager to shoot!