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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Dead men write no tales

On this date back in 1930 New York gangster Frank Calibrese and his cohorts were involved in a shooting with rivals. 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 could only communicate with pencil and paper. In response to police questions Frank wrote down his name, address and the location where he was shot. Then he died.

2 comments:

John DuMond said...

Based on extensive research, I figured out who shot Calibrese. It was a freelance assassin known as The Cat. That's right, it was The Cat got Calibrese's tongue.

(Ya gotta grab the low-hanging fruit when you can.)

Pat Downey said...

Clap, clap, clap. John DuMond ladies and gentlemen.