On May 17, 1974, 500 members of LAPD surround a home in the suburb of Compton and kill 6 members of the Symbionese Liberation Army, including the group's leader, in a fierce shootout. Patricia Hearst, a celebrity member of the SLA who joined after they kidnapped her 4 months earlier, is not present. Officials portrayed the SLA as a well-organized and equipped paramilitary/terrorist organization. In reality, they are a handful of antisocial middle class youths, nevertheless well armed and violent. Autopsies found their lungs had been seared when police launched teargas cannisters that set the house on fire, yet they continued to fight. Billionaire Randolph Hearst, Patty's father, later said the siege "turned dingbats into martyrs." On May 17, 1885, Apache leader Geronimo and about 130 followers, including 42 men, escape their reservation at San Carlos, Arizona. It is the second time Geronimo orchestrates an escape since his submission to white authority in 1877, but this one stems from a misunderstanding. In protest of the ban on alcohol on the reservation, the Apache stage a "corn beer festival," assuming the Army will negotiate concessions to the ban rather than take action against such a large group. But an Army miscommunication delays their response and Geronimo, fearing something wicked is afoot, leads his followers into the Arizona desert. They do not surrender until September 1886, after learning that many of the Apache who stayed behind, including members of Geronimo's family, had been relocated to Florida. By this time, only 38 of the original escapees remained.