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Ve or the bank robbery Either way it turned into one of the largest crime scenes ever in the bank and then when they tried to get away spreading out over Holiday Confessions forty miles in two different counties Riverside and San Bernadino with police departmentsrom both and sheriff s officers Slave to Love from both helicopters and a chase that ended up with them driving up a singleile road in the San Gabriel mountains a national park with Fortunes Perfect Match forty police carsrom the The Daddy Search four jurisdictions and California Highway Patrol lined up behind them and theour remaining perps Im Jackson Day and Im Here to Stay firing away The officer in the lead car was killed The suspectsled into the chaparral and were tracked by helicopter dogs and SWAT teamsThey had assault rifles The alpha in the group a Vietnam vet had altered them so they could shoot ammo Sugar Rush (Sugar Bowl, faster They had pipe bombs other bombs and homemade grenades They didn t need the internet because there was a book that gave detailed instructions on how to make bombs and grenades They had timed out the bank robbery but messed up one guarding a door wasn t and people came in a silent alarm set off by a teller went to the wrong city The bank didn t even have much money So many things went wrong it s incredible that only one person was killedThey messed up getting their getaway cars and ended up kidnapping at gunpoint the owner of a bright yellow truck His legs were bound with duct tape and eventually because the police couldn t be sure he was a victim or a perp he had to roll his way through an intersection over to them This is when things go really wrong and the crime scene gets very spread out There are officers at the bank where one perp lies dead at the wheel of their van And now they re traveling in suburban neighborhoods and on the highway in a bright yellow truck with two guys standing up in the back shooting thousands of rounds of ammo indiscriminately and the others shootingrom the windows They shot around twenty ive police officers They hit a boy riding his bicycle with his riends clipped his Affairs of Honor finger the author says which I assume is an injury They hit a girl whose dad was giving her a driving lesson They put thousands of bullets into thirty three police cars that were destroyed They shot at the helicopterThroughout the crime which is theirst half of the book the police did their best in an utterly chaotic situation They had so many limitations but the biggest one was they did not have assault rifles They had small handguns This is the case that resulted in officers nationwide being armed with assault rifles The robbery happened the same year PTSD was added to the psychiatric DSM manual and this is the crime that brought to light how utterly uneuipped law enforcement entities nationwide were to deal with PTSD when it manifested in their officers That too would change as a result of the Norco robberyPeter Houlahan does an amazing job of bringing the reader into every part of the Mega Collection forty mile crime scene The book reads like a movie but a movie could never do it justice because it was so spread out and chaotic It s hisirst book but he s written articles and is an EMT in Newtown CT whose unit responded to the Sandy Hook school shooting although their services weren t needed when they arrived He has also studied PTSD You have to read the book to see how this crime unfolds it s so unreal but all too realThe second part deals with the trial and or a little while I was getting bored and wondering why but then it all came together The three captured two died were tried together with separate attorneys The trial lasted a year not counting the penalty phase and what Houlahan chooses to bring orth makes that section well worth it The author is so gifted the book unfolds as if it s written itself He is at all times master of the material Like the crime you ve got to read what he tells us about the trial because the truth is so much stranger than The Indian Clerk fiction There are aew things so shocking that even though this happened I won t give them away here Mostly I was incredulous at how the defense attorneys treated the cops on the stand These men had been through a crime the likes of which has never been seen Many were wounded Some watched their Faith Fairies friend die It s very relevant to today because there is so much attention paid to mistakes the police make and they do horrible ones and here they did too but it s so clear everyone did the best they could in the worst of circumstances In the end we learn how someared No one came away unscathed And the criminals unrepentant and self righteous throughout trying to game the system having no respect Greetings from Witness Protection! for life or property all the while proclaiming theiraith You won t read another book like this because there s never been a crime like this and because Houlahan tells a very complex story in an organized and compulsively readable wayMy review hasn t done Norco 80 justice The book is that good As long as my review is I haven t even scratched the surface I wasn t sure it was a book Spot for me and the material is disturbing in many ways but I m very glad I read it I encourage everyone who is interested in true crime religiousanatics who justify violence sociology or anyone looking The Hotel New Hampshire for a great read one you won t want to put down to goor it What a great ride this was It was so exciting I had moved away A Dangerous Man (Women and Men, from Norco in the late 70 s and I could picture this whole tale I didn t appreciate the slanted views on religion at the beginning Ielt it was unnecessary and the author obviously had a bias All in all it got a Sizzling Seduction fiverom me so you can tell how much I enjoyed the rest of the story The blame begins with the huge eruption of Mount St Helens George Wayne Smith age 29 and Chris Haven age 27 were convinced that the eruption announced the coming rapture as predicted in the Book of Revelations Their apostolic Her Secret Husband (Secrets of Eden, faith convinced them that the end was near and that they needed to move to the mountains in order to s Oh this book was all kinds of amazingEven though I mrom Southern California I d never heard of the Norco bank robbery I Takedown figured it was before my time but my parents hadn t heard of it either Reading this I don t know how we missed itThis is one exciting read While the author takes some liberties here and there with theeelings of some of our participants like one dying young man was thinkingfeeling those liberties are logicalThe book is well researched but honestly reads like a movie I could see people getting shot Baby, Im Yours (Guys And Daughters, feel the whiz of bullets as they narrowly missed other characters and my heart was pounding like crazyAabulous book that inspired me to learn even about what happened and about a serial killer and a cult I d never heard of beforeExcellen. D close to twenty wounded; a police helicopter was Her Counterfeit Husband forced downrom the sky and thirty two police vehicles were destroyed by thousands of rounds of ammo The resulting trials shook the community to the core raising many issues that continue to plague society today Heart of the Night (Secret Agent from racism and the epidemic of post traumatic stress disorder within law enforcement to religious extremism and the militarization of local policeorce.
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Unkers and stockpiling The Greek Bosss Demand food and weapons Lots and lots of weapons One thing Smith had not done during his exhaustive doomsday preparation is generate any substantial income Mortgage paymentsell behind Child support too Their part time jobs as landscapers hardly covered these costs they needed money and they needed it February or Forever (Tarrins Bay fast And so they gathered up aew other riends specifically Chris s sibling Russ and a pair of brothers Manny and Billy and decided to rob a bank Suffice to say things do not go as planned What ollows is complete madness a carjacking turned kidnapping a highly A Virgin For The Taking (Clemenger Sisters flawed robbery attempt a WWIII like shootout and a standoff in the mountains Several are injured and one police officer is slain along with Billy and Manny And that s in just theirst 120 pages Mimicking the events as they unfold Houlahan takes on a What She Saw / Operation Reunion frenetic pacing that s wholly absorbing and borderline chaotic Had I been sitting I would ve been on the edge of my seat truth be told I was too amped up to stay still This hardly changed upon reading Norco 80 s back half wherein Houlahan describes the subseuent court trial one of the longest and most expensive in American history of the three surviving bank robbers As if things weren t already strange the trial takes it to new wildly unexpected levels that are all but impossible to summarize in aew sentences With every new bizarre detail unfurled the narrative is pushed into unbelievable territories those typically reserved or iction What s Houlahan also juxtaposes his true crime drama with a deep dive into the post traumatic stress many of the participants experienced and the means to which many law enforcement agencies took to support these struggles These means are about the only positive result of what was ultimately one of the harrowing events in American history Strangest tooMy uibbles with Norco 80 were minor there are many personalities involved especially during the trial phase some of which get lost in the mix to the point of becoming just names on a page I imagine when Netflix inevitably gets their grubby little hands on this and develops it into the hot new true crime docuseries these details will be tightened up through supers not to mention the actual The Dark Duke faces to match them And hey even if that series is never created at least we ll have Houlahan s account to revert to Frankly I couldn t think of a adept writer than Peter Houlahan aormer EMT who was a A Measure Of Love (Kincaid Trilogy first responder to the Sandy Hook tragedy as well as a holder of an MFArom Sarah Lawrence to recount this unbelievable tale That Norco 80 is his Starting Over on Blackberry Lane (Life in Icicle Falls first book is perhaps the most unbelievableact of all That Twain was clearly on to something eh 3 Edward 50 the suspects are stranded their vehicle is disabled at Hamner and Fourth Roll help I need an ambulance I m bleeding badly I m not a big The Soul Of A Thief fan of true crime books stories are never tied up nice and neat like they are iniction and sometimes the bad guys win But ever since seeing Dog Day Afternoon at a Claiming His Desert Princess (Hot Arabian Nights fairly young age I have been intrigued by tales of bank robberies gone horribly wrong And they don t get much wronger than the robbery that occurred in Southern California in 1980 whenive young men who were armed to the teeth with semi automatic weapons plus homemade bombs and grenades attempted to raise the capital they Secret Baby, Surprise Parents felt they needed to see themselves through the coming apocalypse Pretty much everything that can go wrong with a robbery went wrong that day From bad timing to stupid choices to personality clashes to bizarre coincidences it was a disaster that led to death and destruction and livesorever changed The book starts off with some exposition and the author Mystify (Mystyx, flings a lot of names at the reader I was going a little crazy wondering which ones might be most important to the story but it turned out to not be a problem Once the introductions are over the story takes off Be warned once you hit page 61 plan on settling inor a while because the next 100 pages are packed with some of the most intense nonstop action you ll ever read It s an amazing tale of heroism and horror that should keep you riveted The true account of the ill conceived bank robbery that resulted in a harrowing police chase and gun battle in 1980 s Norco California After the 5 perpetrators The New Baby fled they began their powerful and overwhelmingire power attack automatic and semi automatic guns grenades pipe bombs thousands of rounds of ammunition on the police Wild Streak forces that pursued them Many officers were injured and one officer was dead This crime caused police departments across the country to incorporate military grade weapons in their arsenals The personalities of the perpetrators are exposed to reveal the circle of manipulationear and bullying that caused these men to unite and commit such a horrible crime It s too bad no one recognized the need of a mental health intervention of George Smith when there were so many warning signs of paranoia grandiose ideation and delusional thinking An in depth account of the trial P.I. Daddys Personal Mission (The Coltons of Montana, follows and if you are notamiliar with court proceedings it might be overwhelming but I Say Youll Stay And Marry Me found the courtroom histrionicsascinatingNot uite 5 stars because I Rafaellos Mistress found all the players perps victims lawyers policeorcesunits The Boleyn King (The Boleyn Trilogy, family members jumbled and it would have behooved the author to reference their role than once Recommended In May of 1980 in Norco California a bunch of losers had decided to rob a bank They were armed to the teeth with all kinds of automatic weapons and they also had homemade grenadesWhat ensued after the robbery was a massive chase in which over thirty police cars were wrecked by the onslaught of automatic weaponsrom the bank robbers The chase ended high up in the canyons and mountains which are such a prominent Rascal feature of California On the canyon road the robbersinally had to disembark their pick up truck which they had hijacked and headed off into the wilderness Exhausted they were easily captured the next day by police and SWAT teams One police officer was killed several were injured and also many innocent civilians who were walking or driving on the roads during the chase view spoilerTwo of the robbers were also killed hide spoiler This is a remarkable book the true story of a bank robbery in Norco California in Riverside County by Another Day of Life five men some of them religious Christians convinced the end times were coming Two lived together in a house in Norco where they were digging trenches andencing the perimeter of their property with barbed wire preparing What Would You Like? for marauders to comeor their caches of ood weapons and supplies They were late on the mortgage owed child support so there may have been a mixed moti. O the Southern California of the 1970s an era of predatory evangelical gurus doomsday predictions megachurches and soaring crime rates with the threat of nuclear obliteration looming over it all A group of landscapers transforms into a murderous gang of bank robbers armed to the teeth with military grade weapons Their desperate getaway turned the surrounding towns into war zones When it was over three were dead an.
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Riverside to all Norco units 211 in progress at the Security Pacific Bank at Fourth and Hamner the RCSO dispatcher on page 73 211 is California penal andor police radio code or armed robberyAn absolutely outstanding and suspenseful true crime book meticulously chronicling the May 1980 bank robbery pursuit shoot out in Southern California not in Los Angeles but Cinderella for a Night (36 Hours, farther east in a desert and mountain area known as The Inland Empire that pittedive heavily and better armed thieves against a small and diverse group of responding law enforcement personnel county sheriff s deputies city police officers and highway patrolmen rom various agencies in a particularly violent and nightmarish encounter It reads like it s right out of a Hollywood script but it was the real dealThis is author Houlahan s irst book and it is one hell of a strong debut Norco 80 is a confident well researched detailing of the personalities involved the suspects the police the lawyers on both sides the actual incident and the occasionally absurd trial aftermath Drawing on many interviews taped radio transmissions see above investigatory reports and court transcripts Houlahan weaves everything together into an absorbing narrative However I don t want to necessarily make it sound like a The Longevity Diet fun mindless action movie this was a retelling of a particularly dark dayor the involved law enforcement and bystanders involving a tragic line of duty death and also countless injuries But out of said tragedy came a better understanding response Grassroots Innovation for dealing with PTSD among other things AstoundingStaggeringMind blowing EyeopeningThese are just some of the reactions I experienced after reading Peter Houlahan s brilliant true crime book NORCO 80 Houlahan spent overour years researching documents and interviewing people who were involved with one of the most violent and insane bank robbery attempts in American history He amazingly pulled together accounts and testimonies rom dozens and dozens of law enforcement personnel case lawyers and amily members in his exhaustive uest to piece together this Architecture and Utopia fascinating account that reads stranger thaniction George Wayne Smith was an honorably discharged soldier living in Riverside county in southern California He became obsessed with the religious prophecies of Revelation as well as apocalyptic visions of the doomsday scenario he perceived the world to be headed toward He had been working Perfect Cities for a landscaping company when he met another young man named Chris Harven In many ways Harven was the opposite of Smith a stoner a slacker and a troublemaker who was actually dishonorably discharged after a brief stint in the military But the two men shared common survivalist religious and apocalyptic beliefs and becameriends and roommates Living in a house in Mira Loma together both had Prometheus Wired failed marriages they even dug their own bomb shelter in the back yard Eventually they were out of work and low on money Still the pair s goal was to be able to buy a mountain cabin in Utah or Colorado andortify it or amily members and themselves so all would be safely together and survive the impending Armageddon Smith and Harven also loved Special Topics in Calamity Physics firearms and began buying all sorts of guns both pistols and high caliber assault rifles Apparently they used the last of their money to arm themselves and three other accomplices whom they convinced to help them rob a bank in the nearby town of Norco Chris s brother Russ and brothers Manny and Billy Delgado rounded out the gang which would later be infamously known as the Norco 5 So on May 9th 1980 this crew ofirst time criminals made their way to Norco armed to the teeth with Seven More Languages in Seven Weeks firepower than any law enforcement agency in the country possessed Their mission was to steal enough money on a big one time score so George Smith and Chris Harven would be able to establish their survivalist utopia somewhere in the mountains of the West Russ Manny and Billy would be given their cuts of the take as well The events unfolded on a Friday afternoon and are so chaotic and crazy it s hard to go into great detail without spoilers and so on Suffice it to say that in the end over two dozen cop cars were shot to hell hundreds of rounds of ammunition wereired at law enforcement and three people were dead Some members of the Norco 5 were captured and it took 20 months before they would stand trial The trial itself would not conclude until over two and a half years Scenes from a Revolution from the initial crime date Procedures and events at the trial were like a 3 ring circus at times and read like something out of a Hollywoodilm Now in the 21st century where horrific mass public shootings have become all too tragically reuent the Norco bank robbery kind of stands out as a harbinger of the uture as Microsoft Visual C far as terrorist type acts are concerned Peter Houlahan has indeed pieced together an important part of history coupled with insight andast paced story telling NORCO 80 is a completely true account as well as a Soulprint flat out thrill ride Earlier today whilst researching this very review I ran a google searchor Heat movie gunfight and was predictably met with several videos capturing the Blah Blah Black Sheep famous scenerom Michael Mann s 1995 crime drama a longtime avorite of mine That being said I was also met with a series of uestions halfway down the page underneath the People also ask section the irst of which being Is the movie Heat realistic A week ago I would ve uneuivocally answered no because well it s a movie albeit one loosely based off of a true story Then again a week ago I had yet to have consumed Peter Houlahan s Norco 80 The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History To say the book s subtitle lives up to its declaration would understate its spectacular ness But as Twain Surrender famously said Truth is stranger thaniction but it is because The Highlanders Touch (Highlander, fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities truth isn t The truths Norco 80 depicts are in a word astonishing The stuff of Hollywood blockbusters or better still greatiction After all who in their right mind would decide to rob a bank with enough artillery to take on and likely defeat the National Guard No one Which is to say the leader of the O Regresso da Atlântida - Os guerreiros de Posídon five person crew that centers Norco 80 was batshit Crazy with a capital C And that is where Houlahan s recounting begins with the story of a man named George Wayne Smith A Vietnam vet Smith is also a devout born again Christian who saw the May 1980 eruption of Mount St Helens as a sign of an impending rapture Alongside his roommate andellow Christian Chris Harven Smith had begun preparing his property Gdy mrok zapada (William Wisting, for the inevitable end of days outfitting it with barbed wire digging trenches to be used as A true crime account of one of the most violent bank heists in US history Norco ’80 tells the story of howive heavily armed young men led by an apocalyptic born again Christian attempted a bank robbery that turned into one of the most violent criminal events in US history The Scarlet Ruse (Travis McGee forever changing theace of American law enforcement Part action thriller and part courtroom drama Norco ’80 transports the reader back
Peter Houlahan is a freelance writer contributing to a wide range of publications In his career as an emergency medical technician he has written a number of articles related to his profession He holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College A native Southern Californian Houlahan now lives in Fairfield County Connecticutsource