Another Hoosier is traveling to distant parts to give us all a bad name:
A distant relative of John Dillinger claims the Hotel Congress needs his permission to run the annual Dillinger Days event Downtown.This year's event, which commemorates the capture of the infamous bank robber at the hotel in 1934 with re-enactments, history lectures and classic cars, drew several hundred people to Downtown Tucson.Jeffery Scalf of Indiana is suing hotel owner Richard Oseran, saying he owns Dillinger's personality.
Under Indiana law, a person's personality is like a trademark and can be protected for 100 years after his or her death, and anyone who wants to profit from its use must get written permission. If any of you would like to buy my personality and profit from it for 100 years, get your bid in early. Of course, that would leave me without a personality.
I know what you're thinking. Don't say it.