Sam Drapkin (Sam Drapkin)

Sam Drapkin

Organized crime Figure. Member of Detroit’s Purple Gang. Known throughout the city’s underworld as leading a “charmed life.” He survived a total of nine gunshot wounds, stemming from a machine-gun attack along Oakland Avenue in July 1927 and another murder attempt in February 1932, when Drapkin became one of a small handful of gangsters to survive a “one-way ride.” In the hospital, when questioned as to who shot him, he replied, “Santa Claus shot me!”

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  • May, 30, 2024
  • USA
  • Michigan


  • August, 11, 1965
  • USA

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