The nineteen twenties was an era of political and social change where many people started to live in cities than farms, the wealthy and poor, as well as alcohol prohibition. During this time a man named John Dillinger was born on June 22, 1903 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The greater part of his youth was spent on his father’s farm in Morgan County Indiana along with his elder sister Audrey Dillinger. John quit school at the age of 16 to work in a small machine shop in Indianapolis and later joined the U.S navy. His works as an American gangster was significantly important during this time because of his crimes and his impact toward the people. By the age of 10 John Dillinger became a selfish sullen brick who would steal and pick on others. Furthermore, Dillinger began his life in crime in a small town located in Indiana where he and his fellow accomplices robbed a 65 year old man’s grocery store with a “.32 caliber and pistol wrapped in a handkerchief.”(History.com). Even so, John and his “friends” was disarmed by the grocer, and was arrested and incarcerated in the Indiana State Reformatory. In 1933, John was paroled after “serving eight-and-a-half years of his sentence.”(Fbi.gov). Almost instantaneously, John and his group of men he was working with known as the “Dillinger Gang or Terror Gang”(History.com) robbed a bank in Bluffton, Ohio. As predicted, they were arrested again by the Dayton Police on September 22, 1933, but escaped the prison by “wooden gun he had whittled”(FBI.gov) forcing the guards to open his cell. As it can be seen, John Dillinger and his gang his heavy armed and is very dangerous to the public, and can escape almost anything. However, on his way out of prison he made a huge mistake that would cost his life. As he stole the police car he drove on the Indiana-Illinois road line heading toward Chicago. But in doing so, he violated the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act, ” which made it a federal offense to transport a stolen motor vehicle across a state line.”(FBI.gov). Meanwhile, his John’s gang Pierpont, Makley, and Clark were relocated to Ohio where they will be sentenced to death. The FBI were involved making a worldwide search for John. Later on, on March 30,1934 a “manager of the Lincoln Court Apartments in St. Paul, reported two suspicious tenants…who refused to admit the apartment caretaker.”(FBI.gov). Then FBI took no time and Surrounded the Apartment. John was surprised and knew he had to get out fast, but was shot 3 times by FBI agents in the attempt to escape. John Dillinger was finally traced and put down relieving everyone’s fear and stress. With that law enforcement has changed as J. Edgar Hoover became the director of the BOI and established new orders and laws to protect and prevent anything that came up again. John Dillinger to this day is still considered to be one of the most notorious serial criminals today. Which demonstrates his importance during this time because of all his crimes and his impact toward the public. He started his taste of crime during the roaring 20’s ever since he was 10 years old and was infamous for breaking out of prisons, robbing numerous banks and stores, and his powerful gang. As it can be seen, crime is always intimate and is sometimes unpredictable so we should take this experience as a learning curve to prevent something like this to happen again.