So wrote Stephan Williams in the introduction to his book A Ghost called Thunderbolt (1987).
Of course, the fact that no one was injured was more by luck – or rotten marksmanship – than intention, despite Williams’ intimation. When bullets buzz around, as they did on at least five occasions when Fred was holding a gun (see Did Fred Ward shoot at the police?), they have a tendency to hit people. Fred, his robbery victims, and the police were fortunate.
But Williams was correct in his suggestion that controversy surrounds Thunderbolt – even though Williams himself was partly responsible for perpetuating it. A better understanding of how to weight primary-source and secondary-source information would have nipped some of it in the bud.
Go to Review of Stephan Williams’ A Ghost called Thunderbolt.