NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of the Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum in rural north Louisiana says a leaky roof may force him to move elsewhere — possibly his hometown of Atlanta.
The building in Gibsland once housed the cafe where Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker bought sandwiches shortly before the ambush that killed them about 7 miles away.
Harry Carver bought the exhibits from L.J. Hinton, whose father took part in the ambush in Arcadia on May 23, 1934. Exhibits include a shotgun and a strongbox taken from the “death car,” and newspaper articles about Bonnie and Clyde.
Carver said Thursday the landlord told him he could patch the roof instead of paying rent, but the building needs a new roof.
Landlord James Walker of Denver couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.