On the 24th of December 1943, the authorities surrounded the country with 800 carabinieri to capture him. They weren't able to capture him and in retaliation they arrested 125 people: among these there was his father. A non-commissioned officer beat him to blood. Salvatore Giuliano, saw all the scene from his hiding place. His anger became incontainable. He attacked the convoys that were waiting in the square. A carabinieri died and another was wounded seriously. They sought for him without exception, without mercy, but he was always able to make off. His exploits were known everywhere in Sicily.