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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Not the type of autoshow Detroit wanted

Eighty-four years ago today, alleged Detroit racketeer Samuel Cilluffo was driving his coupe along the streets of the Motor City when a sedan containing four other alleged racketeers forced Sam's buggy to the curb. Once stopped, a rain of twenty shots peppered Sam's coupe. After the the first round, two of the alleged racketeers clambered out of their car and mounted Sam's running board and fired another eleven shots into Sam.

4 comments:

John DuMond said...

Wow, that's thirty-one shots. Were the running board shooters named Baskin and Robbins?

Pat Downey said...

I believe so, working out their newest flavor, Swiss Cilluffo

realtorleona said...

The auto show turned into a sideshow (running board). How much were bullets back in those days to waste so many shots?

Pat Downey said...

Sometimes you have to forget about price and just splurge.