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Monday, November 11, 2013

I ain't talking, both figuratively and literally

On this date back in 1930 Frank Calibrese and his cohorts were involved in a shooting with rival gangsters. Frank was hit by five shots, one of which smashed into his mouth and cut off his tongue. His partners loaded him into their car and drove him to the house of one of Frank’s distant relatives, Dr. Edward Caselnova. Realizing he couldn't do much for him the doctor brought Frank to the hospital where police questioned him. Since he was missing part of his tongue Frank was given pencil and paper and asked about the shooting. Frank then wrote down his name and address, the location of where he was shot and then died, leaving out the pertinent details of who shot him and why.

2 comments:

John DuMond said...

Word on the street was that he was shot by a gangster known only as The Cat. Yup, that right, Cat got his tongue.

Pat Downey said...

(cue rimshot sfx)!!!
"John DuMond ladies and gentlemen."